I'm a computer/video game/electronics/tabletop geek so this isn't my area. Here's the story. Yesterday I was trying to make ramen. I was boiling the water, but no matter how long I waited it just wouldn't boil. The stove was red hot for ages and it was well over twice as long as it usually takes to boil, but there wasn't a single bubble. I tried to take the pot off the stove and as soon as I picked it up it boiled instantly. It boiled like i've never seen anything boil before. It was like someone poured a glass of water in a deep fryer. The water boiled right up over the edge of the pot and splattered all over my chest and arm. Somehow I miraculously didn't get burned very bad, but now i'm scared to try to boil water in my own kitchen. I know it sounds impossible, but I swear it happened. Why would I make this up? There has to be a scientific explanation for this. If anyone knows what it is can you please tell me? So far the only explanation I could come up with is 'a witch put a curse on my ramen'.