Laser Pointers Can Redirect Lightning – But Don’t Try It at Home!

Most people know by now that laser pointers have a useful purpose as an aid in presentations and a fun in purpose driving cats crazy. Most also know the dangers of laser pointers – they are harmful to the eyes when pointed directly at them, they can confuse law enforcement officers into firing their weapons, and they can distract or temporarily blind airline pilots. Today we add one more interesting yet potentially harmful activity to the list of things you probably shouldn‘t do with a laser pointer – aim it at a lightning bolt. Wait … what?

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