A watched pot never boils, so the idiom goes. But do you know why? Because it's shy as hell. Stop staring at it! If you need some practice, I made a game to do just that.
When you play The Shy Pot, your goal is to boil the water. The water only boils if you aren't watching the pot. Your phone's front-facing camera tracks your eye movement to see if you're watching or not.