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14th Aug '16 1:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* In DoctorSteel's web video, "Reality Engineering", Steel is shown wearing a tinfoil hat when he's labeled a conspiracy nut.

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* In DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's web video, "Reality Engineering", Steel is shown wearing a tinfoil hat when he's labeled a conspiracy nut.
9th Aug '16 12:39:13 AM Koveras
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* In the second Special Operation for MarvelAvengersAlliance, which introduced Emma Frost (one of the game's first truly psychic heroes), one of the random daily rewards was a Bauxite Interference Helmet, which could be used as in item to prevent psychic attacks on the character it was used on. Bauxite is the ore from which aluminum is extracted, making it a (very high-tech-looking) tinfoil hat.

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* In the second Special Operation for MarvelAvengersAlliance, ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'', which introduced Emma Frost (one of the game's first truly psychic heroes), one of the random daily rewards was a Bauxite Interference Helmet, which could be used as in item to prevent psychic attacks on the character it was used on. Bauxite is the ore from which aluminum is extracted, making it a (very high-tech-looking) tinfoil hat.
3rd Aug '16 7:12:14 AM ErikModi
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* In the second Special Operation for MarvelAvengersAlliance, which introduced Emma Frost (one of the game's first truly psychic heroes), one of the random daily rewards was a Bauxite Interference Helmet, which could be used as in item to prevent psychic attacks on the character it was used on. Bauxite is the ore from which aluminum is extracted, making it a (very high-tech-looking) tinfoil hat.
3rd Jul '16 12:56:30 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. The protagonist is discussing how hundreds of people have been secretly implanted by the Telepathy Corps. If you find out about it, the only way to prevent them reading your thoughts is to wear an iron cap for the rest of your life.
3rd Jul '16 12:52:36 AM JackG
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-->-- ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''

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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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-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

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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.]]
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