Fella saw some cheap little laser pointer key chains at the gas station across the street. He wanted one, but I said no.
So what does he do? He finds this! I tried to get it away from him but I think he was about to bite me, so I left him alone.
Fella's newfound treasure is a helium-neon gas laser made by Hughes Aircraft Company. Originally it put out something like 10mW, but it's so old that it's probably way below that by now. (Shhh- don't tell him that!)
But I'll tell you the same thing I told him: lasers are not toys. They are way cool, but must be used responsibly. Never, ever shine ANY laser at another person, animal, vehicle, or aircraft. Hear me, Fella?