You know how a glass of spilt milk will seem to contain far more than it should once it has broken its boundaries and are flowing across the table, the floor, your clothes, the chairs, somehow into the cupboards?
Newsflash: Broken glass behaves in the same way.
This here was a small plate (8" diameter). These have hit the floor multiple times before, but this time something went wrong and it COVERED my livingroom floor. I am sure I have not found all the parts yet.