Dangerously funny tales of chemical danger

This week’s entry on what-if.xkcd.com contained a pointer to the blog of Derek Lowe: in particular, to his hilarious series of posts on insanely dangerous chemicals aptly summarized by the tag “Things I Won’t Work With”. To all my science geek friends, I strongly recommend

  1. reading the series, and
  2. not attempting to do so while eating, drinking, or sitting on a chair.