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You kept putting energy into the water in your system without any way for it to vent. The water boiled (probably normally, except for the pressure) creating steam. As more heat was added, more steam was created and the pressure above the water kept increasing. Eventually something has to give.
Many moons ago, whilst studying German, one of the textbooks actually had bomb-making instructions (really!) - it was sealing a metal container with water and heating it until it exploded. Alternatively, think of a jammed vent on a pressure cooker (hence why they have a safety plug).
Superheating (in the context we're using) differs in that the container isn't sealed - the liquid exceeds its boiling point but is not constrained by a sealed container. It just doesn't have whats called a nucleation point to begin the phase change in a (comparatively) orderly manner.
Poor old Pluto got the push; Sedna constantly gets taunted with "you can be a planet now - ha! Only kidding ..."; Eris barely gets a look in - the minute that I get to name this one Trevor, the powers that be will declare that Trevor is not really a planet after all, I'll get very upset and there'll be tears before bed-time.
I'm not playing until someone guarantees rights for trans-Neptunian objects.
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