A basic physics premise: A vessel containing water will not reach a higher temparature than the containing fluids until after such a time as the vessel no longer contains any contents.
Applying the premise, a Spanish friend and myself conducted the experiment of boiling water on a gas stove. Using not a traditional metallic vessel, but in the interests of developing a cost effective alternative, we used a rapidly folded oragami prototype. Yes. Paper!
Another physics premise... water is flammable?
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