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Would wearing a tinfoil hat make one more susceptible to being struck by lightning (should one go out in the wrong sort of weather or be in the vicinity of ball lightning)? (talk) 16:42, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Best brand for tinfoil hat making Scarlet A.pngpathetic 12:39, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Tyfacepalm.jpg ТyTalk. 12:41, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Should the Pastafarian who went to the trouble of a court case to be allowed to wear a pasta-strainer headgear be mentioned here? (being a somewhat different kettle of fish - can someone mangle the metaphors better) (talk) 15:17, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

very serious, very important, very critical question for my future survival[edit]

Can I use aluminium foil instead? or better, "plastic wrap?"--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:20, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

There is a plastic version, it covers the entire head just in case of thought leakage. It stops working if there are any holes, or the bottom is not secured with duct tape. ~ Subsound ~ 15:24, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
If they work on the same principle as a Faraday cage then any conductor should work.--BobSpring is sprung! 15:26, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Alternatively, a stainless steel collander, firmly strapped under the chin, and with wire coat hangers attached to earth it, has been found to be 6.87 times more effective than tinfoil. Sadly, the scientists who ran this experiment have gone missing, so there is no way to verify their findings. --PsyGremlinSnakk! 15:29, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
So that Austrian guy was just using Pastafarianism as a cover, the plot thickens. ADK...I'll castigate your elf! 15:34, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Ho ho! "a cover"!--BobSpring is sprung! 15:37, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Wait, so you are saying the collander should be filled with pasta?--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 15:40, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Ramen noodles form the best insulation. But make sure they're well drained - to reduce conductivity. The best thing is, you ca pull strips out to nibble on, while you're hiding in the basement. --PsyGremlinTala! 15:49, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

(Dalek voice) 'Ter-min-a-tor! Ter-min-A-TOR! TER-MIN-A-TOR!' (talk) 15:39, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

The phone in your pocket[edit]

(Vague nod towards sometime UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson).

Should mention be made of the German students with their silver foil pocket in trousers for putting mobile phones in (to avoid cooking relevant nearby body bits)? 21:36, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Mu-metal and grounding[edit]

As an expert in electronics, I have discovered two serious faults in the design. The first that this design uses aluminium foil, so it's only blocks (some) of the high frequenties. But using mu-metal it would also block low frequencies. The second is that it's not grounded. Grounding helps a lot to save yourself from the mind control of evil jews/illuminati/reptilians/other bullshit conspiracies.ZILtoid1991 (talk) 21:56, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like it'd be awfully heavy though...probably wouldn't be Kosher with Airport security officials. 21:19, 11 August 2011 (UTC) C®ackeЯ


Did the idea for this predate the movie "Signs," starring Mel Gibson (who surely does not deserve to be tainted by connection with conspiracy theories)? --Dawud

Irony ADK...I'll reconstruct your amplifier! 13:16, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

The real use of tinfoils hats[edit]

... is to keep these persons from acting as #transmitters# or garblydegook ideas (rather than receiving instructions).

How come the so-called-'official'-transmitters don't send out messages such as 'pay your tax on time'/'eat your greens'/other 'good advice'? (talk) 18:42, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


How easy is it to turn a tinfoil hat into a crystal radio? ('Wide-eyed innocence') (talk) 15:49, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Would Easter-egg-wrapping-foil work? (talk) 15:58, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

More protection[edit]

Can be found here. Anna Livia (talk) 22:54, 14 May 2020 (UTC)