Watch A Navy Boat Blast An Airplane Out Of The Sky With A Laser Beam

8-year-old me would have been VERY DISAPPOINTED to learn that when finally we weaponized laser beams in real life they’d be invisible instead of glowing green or orange or purple like they’re supposed to. Can’t the Navy just add some food coloring or something? Also, I can’t believe they put this video up without a soundtrack. Come on, man! If there has ever been an opportunity for the United States government to officially crank “Tom Sawyer” it is this! (Also acceptable: Lil Scrappy’s “Problems.” But that is all. Those are the best two laser beam sounds ever recorded.) [Via]