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March 26, 2013

Slate: Your laser pointer is probably illegal

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So don't be an idiot. Just because you can buy a handheld light cannon and shine it into the heavens doesn't mean you should. In fact, when President Barack Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, he made it a federal crime to shine a laser beam at or in the flight path of aircraft — punishable by up to $250,000 in fines and five years imprisonment. But that's probably not as embarrassing as what Yeezy will do to you.

Bittel serves up science for picky eaters on his website, BittelMeThis.com. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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