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This just in: Tin foil hats are flawed

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  • There was a professor at Georgia Tech in 1958-62 who was the first foil-hatter I ever saw. He had emerged from a nervous breakdown in a paranoid-schizophrenic state, convinced that his crackup had been caused by radiation emitted by bats. He protected himself with a foil-lined derby, but no crummy aluminum foil for him; he used lead foil for maximum shielding. But bat radiation threatened to build up lethal static charges on the foil, so he kept it grounded via wires sewn into his clothing, connected by all

    • by ZosX ( 517789 )

      This is hands down the funniest thing I have read on slashdot in ages. Thanks for sharing.

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