Serious but funny question...

Okay, I am new to this whole cooking thing which you will realize in just a second. See, my question is, can a red pepper explode while you are cooking it? I had mine on the gas burner just like they showed me in the cooking class when it started to roll back and forth as if the heat inside was building up way too much. I have done this before and it never did that. It kind of freaked me out a bit. So yeah, can a pepper explode? Was what it was doing at all worrisome, troublesome, etc? Thanks!

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