Something you wouldn't think is possible, but can be done.

First, fill a flask with water, about 1/10 of the way full. Bring the water to a full boil for about thirty seconds. Now cork the bottle securely. The water should stop boiling as soon as the flask is sealed off. Now, wait until the flask cools down a bit (unless you really, really like burning yourself), invert the flask, and put as much as your palm as possible onto the flask. The water will resume boiling!!