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Old 11-11-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Tinfoil hats are actually dangerous!


In a recent study by MIT they found that wearing a tinfoil hat actually amplifies the frequency bands to a point that the frequency actually falls into the range of frequencies actually reserved for government use.

So in actuallity those who wear the hats are probably the only ones affected by this secret government mind reading and controlling satellites that they were so afraid of.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/rahimi/helmet/
 
Old 11-11-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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Fab


If you like that then perhaps you should check out the ignobel prizes: prizes for only the daftest of research...

http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html



How's the weather in Philly, anyway? Got folks over there.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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lol nifty link thanks

Actually its a bit cold today. Colder then it was the rest of this week. Actually had to break out a heavier coat. But its Nov. so its about time. I am in Philly Pennsylvania btw (just in case) anyways where about are the people you know> I live in Center City.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Wow!

::takes off tin hat::

Now I'll start the non-tinhat conspiracy!
 
Old 11-12-2005, 09:34 AM   #5
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Mostly in Glenside, but I do have some in centre city:

In fact, if you go into (hmm... what's the name again) I think it's a large Italian fashion / clothes department shop, called something like Giocci's, you may find a cousin of mine, Hae Linn. Then again, she may have quit by now...

Either way, it'll be good to be back again this summer
(and yes, (true to form) it IS raining in England right now!)
 
Old 11-12-2005, 10:57 AM   #6
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Not in my bit it isn't!
 
Old 11-12-2005, 02:31 PM   #7
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Tinfoil hats are dangerous?

Good thing mine is aluminum!!

(Yes I know the article mentions aluminum specifically but I HAD to respond to the topic!)
 
Old 11-12-2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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*Remains conspicuously silent*
 
Old 11-12-2005, 07:22 PM   #9
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They just want you to think they are dangerous so you stop using them!
*adds another layer to hat...
 
Old 11-13-2005, 01:28 PM   #10
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This got debunked on Slashdot. The hats they tested in the MIT article are made from Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil instead of tin. Using aluminum supposedly turns your hat into an big antennae. So use real tin foil for your beanies from now on.

//Don't need one cause I live in a Faraday Cage.

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