Can You Boil Water by Lifting It to Unreasonable Heights?

No pressure. Or is there?

Boiling water is easy, the expression goes "They are such a bad cook, they can't even boil water," after all. In fact, while there are some complexities behind throwing a pot of water on top of a burner, it's really not rocket science. The boiling point of water is 100 °C (212 °F) at sea level and at normal barometric pressure, so bringing water to the specific degree means boiling it. However, have you ever thought about whether you can boil water by lifting it up a bit in the air? 

In this video by The Action Lab, who is known for his science demonstrations, the YouTuber goes to the top of a parking structure to overtake the experiment. If you're curious to see how that one went, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy. Then, you can jump to this one where he runs off a car going the same speed as it's moving forward. Can you guess whether he'd fall off or stay with it? 

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