Today, I was pointed to a good article on How Stuff Works [.com]. You’ll be amazed at the technical depth to which this article reaches. It just goes to show you the ernest efforts put forth by fans of Sci-Fi. Do not underestimate the loafer.
“There are two ends to any lightsaber — one end has the belt ring, while the other end houses the blade arc tip and blade emitter. NEVER point the blade emitter of a lightsaber toward your own body. NEVER look down the ‘barrel’ of a lightsaber, even if you are ‘sure’ it is in safe mode. If you accidentally activate the lightsaber, serious injury could result.”