Never trust an organic chemist…
Back in college, we once managed to ether the entire lab. The school had just had work done on the lab, including the fume hoods. The hoods were making wonderful “whoooooosh” noises but apparently not actually removing fumes.
So we had 30 students, diligently working away and keeping the ether under the non-working fume hoods. A grad student walked in and suddenly had the strangest expression on his face. He vanished and came back with the prof, who’d been in the other lab. The prof had been a WWII flying ace and didn’t even flinch. He just calmly ordered us all to leave the building and assemble on the lawn.
Organic chemistry was a series of misadventures where “that could have killed us” was often uttered.