Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today's Dose of Awesome: The Origin of the "Tin Foil Hat"

It occurred to me to wonder how foil came to be associated with paranoia and delusions (as indeed, it played a role in my own psychotic depressive episode).  So I looked it up on Wikipedia.  They have a short article about the foil hat meme, including the following sentence:

The effectiveness of tin foil hats is disputable,[citation needed]
For. The. Win.


  1. I love it that MIT studied tin foil hats

  2. Hi mb,

    Me too. Not surprised, of course, but greatly pleased :)


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