Friday, August 19, 2011

Tin Foiled Again


Wow, pretty horrible news for the Conspiracy Theory Crowd.

Whether you embrace the contemporary fashion for blocking government beams (or alien beams, in some circles) it turns out that tin foil headgear actually enables mind control!

Go figure.

MIT's Ali Rahimi
Ali Rahimi of MIT. Seriously.

After seeking resource links for yesterday’s post about radio waves, I stumbled over this enlightening piece of news, whereby several people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (who knew they had so much time on their hands?) experimented with various radio frequencies used by the United States government. Would a tin foil hat truly stem the tide of Big Brothery evil?

Tin Foil Hat Cat
Astonishingly, after testing three common helmet styles, MIT researchers found that the tin foil magnifies the waves instead of blocking them.

So hmm, maybe the aliens among us set this conspiracy theory in motion all along, hoping that tin foil caps would catch on??

Fashion Statement

You have no idea how much I wish I was making this up.

Alas, a quarter million dollars worth of equipment was used, including computer power, a network analyzer, a signal generator and omnidirectional antenna – all used to test signals in various ranges… all to find out that regular old Reynolds foil amplify the bands allocated to the government.

Wernher von Braun
So what CAN one use to block alien beams or government mind-control technology? I have no idea, but I am sure new products for just this purpose are about to hit the market.

Please, please let it be chocolate.