I didn't take pictures but my worst brewing disaster was an exploded glass carboy back in 2006. Probably my 3rd batch ever or so...
I was fermenting a very excitable batch of Honey Kolsch (if memory serves me correctly) and the blow off tube became clogged during the primary fermentation. The stopper did not budge a bit because when i got home, there was a top (carboy neck) sitting on the base (carboy bottom) and the tube was still firmly seated in the neck! Those two pieces were the only sections of glass bigger than say.. 3x3 inches. Everything else was tiny bits!
There was wort on the ceiling, shelves, door, walls.. pretty much everywhere. I was cleaning hops, wort and glass off of every surface within throwing range of the carboy for hours. I learned a great many things that day, the least of which is NEVER put a bone dry rubber stopper in a primary blow off tube without adding a smidge of foodgrade lube. Just a LITTLE is all it takes but would have prevented this catastrophe. Other takeaways were:
-brewing can be dangerous
-don't ferment (at least primary) in open, common areas where people/kids/pets may be roaming around
-monitor your primary fermentation closely and frequently
-always use a large blowover tube.. the little (3/8?) one's just don't guarantee the hops will be allowed through
Probably other lessons to be had there but that's what i can remember.
Be safe gang!