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Nov 13 2007   12:59PM GMT

Overheard: Tin foil hat test at MIT

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

ali_rahimi.jpg “Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals.”

Ali Rahimi, On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

Ali and his team pulled out all the stops to investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs. Their conclusion?

It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings.

Here’s a TV interview with Ali Rahimi. I was struck by how seriously he approached this, although the interviewer was obviously having a good time. Ali clearly believes in the value of approaching everything he does from a scientific viewpoint.

Not convinced by Ali’s findings? Not to worry. You can buy designer clothing at the EMF Safety Superstore. Pick up a pair or two of Finger Faraday Cage gloves for the holidays. It’s the perfect gift for your favorite tin-foil hat relatives. Just don’t tell them about the study.

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