In this video below (and the GIF above), you can see the material engulf the laser pointer in darkness when it moves across:
This one's the older version, which is still so dark, looking at it is like peering into the abyss:
Vantablack has a lot of potential applications, especially in the military and space sector. It could, for instance, be used to coat stealth vehicles. A team of Utah State University researchers found a rather novel use for it, though. They used the material to create an extremely absorbent urinal cake -- a black hole that sucks in your pee.