About Those Tin-Foil Helmets

Thursday, 10 November 2005, 12:27 | Category : Lunatic Fringe
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Among a certain segment of the population, there has been a long-held belief that (pick one) The Government/aliens/Illuminati/Tri-Lateral Commission/Microsoft has/have been attempting to use mind-control rays to render humans captive to the full intent of their Evil Will, or just to read their minds, or influence them to desire Windows the way Tom Cruise doesn’t desire medications. Many among them have advocated the wearing of hats or helmets made of tin foil (aka aluminum foil) as a means of blocking these rays.

Some recommend simple designs. Some have put great (?) thought into the problem. But they think it is quite important that you wear your tin-foil hat. It would probably be unkind to describe these people as delusional, just as it would be unfair to think they probably vote Republican in a higher percentage than the population at large. So I will do neither. But, in case any of these Tin-Foil Hatters read this, I will point out that you might be inviting the very thing you wish to avoid. Researchers at MIT have discovered that tin-foil helmets may actually concentrate radio waves at frequencies assigned to the US government, the bands between 1.2 GHz and 1.4 GHz. They have pictures and everything. So, if you are wearing your tin-foil hat, maybe this is a good time to take it off.

It isn’t known whether any members of the Kansas Board of Education wear tin-foil helmets, and if so, whether they advocate the simple design or more complex, intelligently-designed models.

One Comment for “About Those Tin-Foil Helmets”

  1. 1scott

    Here’s an alternative:


    Can’t stop the signal!!!!