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1st Nov '16 10:17:29 PM kazokuhouou
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* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': the cops arresting Mentok the Mindtaker wear helmets lined with aluminum as that blocks Mentok's mindtaking powers. Metal plates also block them, as he found out when he tried taking daredevil Ernie Devlin's mind.
27th Sep '16 4:00:36 PM WillKeaton
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* The "dear athetits" meme parodying excessively spurious claims to have disproven atheism -- for whatever reason, its most iconic image is of [[http://i.imgur.com/J66GZWj.jpg a dog wearing a tinfoil hat]].

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* The "dear athetits" meme parodying excessively spurious claims to have disproven atheism -- for whatever reason, its most iconic image is of [[http://i.imgur.com/J66GZWj.jpg a dog wearing a tinfoil hat]].hat.]]


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* At one point WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s Fry gains mind reading powers. He quickly makes himself a tin foil hat to block out other people's thoughts and to keep other telepaths from reading his mind.
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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* 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.
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