I was happy to see that the new Star Wars movie has caused stupidity to break out all over.
Yahoo! News reported that two British fans sustained severe burns on Sunday during a fight with homemade lightsabers they had constructed out of fluorescent light tubes filled with “liquid fuel.” That’s surprising, because the only way something like that could go wrong is if, in acting out a lightsaber duel, you would have to smack the thin glass fuel-filled tubes against each other — oh, right. The two were hospitalized with critical injuries after the lightsabers exploded.
The movie is also being blamed for a wave of robberies by criminals wearing Darth Vader helmets. Police in Illinois and Florida have reported such incidents so far.