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Mock Light Saber Battle Sends 2 to Burn Unit

Yoda with light saber These are not the light sabers you're looking for ...

The Associated Press says a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman were critically injured when one of their "light sabers" exploded during a duel Sunday evening outside London.

Yes. "Light sabers." The duo had filled glass fluorescent tubes with fuel in a bid to replicate the fictional laser swords from the "Star Wars" series. One thing led to another, and the two never-to-be-Jedi ended up with serious burns.

According to the AP, the fighters planned to videotape their mock battle. Clearly, the cautionary tale of Star Wars Kid has not been taken to heart.

The man and the woman are currently in a burn unit in England. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and a future without accelerant-laden glass tubes.

And in case you're interested, we have all sorts of great "Star Wars" news on our "Star Wars" spotlight page. -- Mac

Posted by Mac at May 25, 2005 10:52 AM | TrackBack

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