A few days ago I bought a wet/dry vac from Costco; it's great for cleaning the car and my daughters occasional spill on the carpet.
This morning I turn on the shower to let it heat up and I spend a few minutes reading the first book in the Legend of Drizzt series, "Homeland." I put down my book and am about to step in the shower when I hear what resembles a rock or something similar hitting glass.
So I go into the living room and my daughter says, "what was that?" I checked the windows and they're all fine... so then I check the 5 gallon, fine; the 10 gallon, fine. I walk past the 3 gallon betta hurricane jar (bought at Michaels) without paying it much attention because their obviously wasn't any water on the carpet as I walked past.
I jump in the shower do my business and as I turn off the water I hear, "Pappa! Water!"
So I run out of bathroom in just my towel and water is pouring out of the hurricane jar and I see a huge crack running horizontal for a few inches and then down toward the base.
I frantically ran for my fish net to save the betta but I couldn't get him out of the moss at the bottom so I finally had to grab him with my hand. He's now safely in the 5 gallon and is doing well.
I then busted out the wet/dry vac and cleaned up the water with no damage to the carpet.
Had that betta jar running for just under three years.