I was not there when it happened, I was down the hall in my room, when suddenly I heard a commotion coming from the kitchen and lots of shouting. Confused, I pulled, myself away from my manuscript (and my writers block - but that was beside the point) to investigate the source of the sudden shrieking and an undignified squawking.
I walked into the foggy kitchen to see three of my housemates in hysterics, one in the process of wringing out our oven gloves over the sink. Apparently, that same flat mate that had set the tissue paper on fire had done something very similar with the oven gloves - and had burnt a hole right through them.
So, looking for the silver lining, I've learned something new from the accident - that oven gloves can in fact burn if you take them to an open flame. Granted, it wasn't a question that was exactly at the forefront of my mind, but still, it had been answered all the same.
Anyway, just another laughable moment. See you next time!