On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

Librarian Rex Libris
He's Rex Libris, the new superhero librarian!

This a public service announcement for anyone worried about Black Helicopters and Roswell, among other things: throw out your tinfoil helmets.

It has long been suspected that the government has been using satellites to read and control the minds of certain citizens. The use of aluminum helmets has been a common guerrilla tactic against the government's invasive tactics [1]. Surprisingly, these helmets can in fact help the government spy on citizens by amplifying certain key frequency ranges reserved for government use. In addition, none of the three helmets we analyzed provided significant attenuation to most frequency bands.

Study in full.


My helmet is made of duct tape; is that a safe material?

Well, you will have to read up on the properties of duct tape and compare the with the properties aluminum foil.

Just don't stand too close to your windows at night..

Wow... I had no idea that conspiracy theorists actually had their own website. I've had to revise my opinion of them from "raving lunatics who call in to C-SPAN wanting to talk about how the creation of the United Nations was the first step toward control of the world by a secret cabal, and that the next step was to strip citizens of their right to own guns in order to render them defenseless," or, alternately, "raving lunatics who call into C-SPAN to explain that the Christian God, as characterised in their holy book, the Bible, is the greatest terrorist of all time;" yes, I say, I have been forced to resubmit these characterisations of the conspiracy theorist to something more along these lines: "Raving, but organised, lunatics who suspect the government of having aliens at its secret military base in Nevada called 'Area 51'." The 'organised' bit makes them that much more frightening.

Heh, there are far scarier things out there than aliens..

No, no, I was referring to the people who believe in them!

Heh, there are far scarier things out there than aliens.. -Edith Wharton

Like the things that live in Eli's afro.

Y'know, one could argue the possibility of mind control. I mean, look at some of the US presidents over time. How else can this failure of logic be explained?

Either that or, there could be a whole bunch of people who like checking random votes on their ballots...

Well if you look at vote layout most voters cast their votes in a design of somesort. The most common being stars or sprials. Other people think of it as a test and when they feel rushed just start filling in random awnsers hoping they get what they want.