Originally Posted by Pike Bishop
I remember my Dad bringing home big bottles of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) from the plant. Back in the old days, people would use that stuff to clean grease off their hands! Not recommended that you use it while smoking, though ... in the presence of combustion, it produces phosgene!
When I was a kid we had a carbon tet fire extinguisher
. I shit you not. The carbon tet was long gone; it had been refilled with water, and we used it as a squirt gun.
It looked just like this (lifted from the Wikipedia Carbon Tet page):