In my curious internet wanderings recently, I discovered a really interesting and informative website called "Periodic Videos". Some people over at the University of Nottingham in the UK have put together a bunch of youtube videos - one for every element on the periodic table. The videos contain fun stories and anecdotes, as well as demonstrations of the elements' properties (when possible). I'm steadily working my way through the table, it's pretty fascinating stuff.
Professor Poliakoff's story about Alfred Maddock working with plutonium is amazing: