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Connecticut state senator Andrea Stillman thinks that you should pay a $250 fine for using your cell phone at a gas station because she heard their might be a chance that your cell phone could cause a fire.

Of course, there is no evidence that even one fire has been caused by cellphones, and experimental evidence shows that it’s far more likely that simple static electricity is the cause of many more fires. Perhaps we should outlaw those silky undergarments that spark when you slip in and out of your car.

Nah, that would be a tragedy.