Kent found this article online today from a newspaper in Massachusetts:
Now, I admire those who can think outside the box. In fact, my newest solution is keeping a toilet paper tube on my flat iron to hold it closed. One of the irons doesn't heat anymore, so by keeping it closed while it's turned on, the working iron heats them both.
But I don't think explosives will ever be part of my outside-the-box thinking.
Still, it would be nice to avoid this surprise chore some mornings.