Stupidest thing I ever did with lasers was glance into a green laser that wend IR on me after falling. Hopefully no damage... at least nothing I've noticed in the 1-2 months since, and I didn't notice anything immediately after.
Was also hit in the eye from 4-5 feet by a drunk idiot friend who was playing around with a 30-50mW greenie... Saw a spot for a few minutes, but that was it.
Laser safety just isn't something that's really known by people in general public.