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12th May '16 8:33:11 PM R1ck
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As TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: [[spoiler: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.]]

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As TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: [[spoiler: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.]]
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23rd Apr '16 12:34:45 PM StFan
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* Deconstructed in ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', where [[BadassBookworm Freeman]] reasons that, assuming mind reading is possible despite not showing up on any known spectrum, a tinfoil hat would conduct any signal that the wearer is concerned about. He concludes that you'd have better chances with a lead helmet coated in rubber.
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* Deconstructed in ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', where [[BadassBookworm Freeman]] reasons that, assuming mind reading is possible despite not showing up on any known spectrum, a tinfoil hat would conduct any signal that the wearer is concerned about. He concludes that you'd have better chances with a lead helmet coated in rubber.
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13th Apr '16 10:06:19 AM Soldancer
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* The crazy conspiracy theorist in ''Film/NoroiTheCurse'' takes it one step further and wears an ''outfit'' made of tin foil.
21st Mar '16 5:01:40 PM WillKeaton
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* The [[http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie]].

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* The [[http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie]].Beanie.]]
21st Mar '16 5:01:09 PM WillKeaton
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* "CAT Scans" (properly called CT scans) are an incredible diagnostic tool for measuring changes in activity in the body, specifically the brain. But one class of people present a problem: those who for one reason or another have had restorative surgery involving replacement or reinforcement of bones with metal plates. The CT scan is ineffective for those who have had part of the skull replaced with a metal plate as this blocks the ability of the machine to observe brain activity in areas adjacent to the implant. So there may be a little TruthInTelevision operating here. But would even the most determined paranoiac have their entire skull replaced with metal? Read more [[http://www.action.org.uk/our-research/picture-clear-ct-scans-patients-metal-implants here]].

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* "CAT Scans" (properly called CT scans) are an incredible diagnostic tool for measuring changes in activity in the body, specifically the brain. But one class of people present a problem: those who for one reason or another have had restorative surgery involving replacement or reinforcement of bones with metal plates. The CT scan is ineffective for those who have had part of the skull replaced with a metal plate as this blocks the ability of the machine to observe brain activity in areas adjacent to the implant. So there may be a little TruthInTelevision operating here. But would even the most determined paranoiac have their entire skull replaced with metal? Read more [[http://www.action.org.uk/our-research/picture-clear-ct-scans-patients-metal-implants here]].here.]]
21st Mar '16 5:00:08 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreeningWars'' Hatchet's old "friend" Codex was wearing a tinfoil hat when they visited his bunker. But then again his former employers had [[http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Greening_Wars/5345899/ put a tracking chip in his head]].

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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreeningWars'' Hatchet's old "friend" Codex was wearing a tinfoil hat when they visited his bunker. But then again his former employers had [[http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Greening_Wars/5345899/ put a tracking chip in his head]].head.]]
16th Mar '16 1:49:35 PM Koveras
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For when a Tinfoil Hat actually ''does'' protect the ProperlyParanoid wearer, see also ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics and FantasticRadiationShielding. This trope includes both properly paranoid and simply paranoid examples.

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For when a Tinfoil Hat actually ''does'' protect the ProperlyParanoid wearer, see also ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics and FantasticRadiationShielding. This trope includes both properly paranoid and simply paranoid examples. Compare also ManifestoMakingMalcontent, where manifestos are used as a similar material shorthand for potentially dangerous weirdos.
5th Feb '16 4:04:29 PM Geoduck
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* Some ''VideoGame/NetHack'' variants include these; wearing one blocks both incoming and outgoing telepathy.
17th Sep '15 9:37:22 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', because of [[MagicAIsMagicA the way the magic system works]], aluminum blocks [[EmotionControl emotional allomancy]], so wearing a tinfoil hat can in fact protect you from mind control.

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* In ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', because of [[MagicAIsMagicA the way the magic system works]], ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' books, aluminum blocks [[EmotionControl emotional allomancy]], cannot be affected by [[FunctionalMagic Allomantic powers]], so wearing adding it to a tinfoil hat can in fact protect you from mind control. ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'' protects the wearer against EmotionControl.
6th Sep '15 2:30:33 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheGlades'': The VictimOfTheWeek of the "Close Encounters" episode was a millionaire who believed that he was abducted by an UFO and had a few foil hats scattered through his mansion.
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