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Can microwaved water explode?

Is it possible to heat water beyond its boiling point using a microwave? Furthermore, is there any truth to stories that such overheated water could explode?. Have any people been burnt while trying to heat up water in a microwave?

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    I'd say migrate to physics.se :) – jwenting Feb 20 '12 at 14:11
  • off topic, where is skeptism here. – Believer Feb 20 '12 at 17:49
  • The word you want to google is "superheated". – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Feb 20 '12 at 22:00

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