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Why tinfoil?
« Reply #25 on: 22/10/2011 07:13:50 »
so the tin foil hat should be grounded?

Only if you want it to double as a lightning conductor. In that case, you need to run some really hefty copper cable inside your trouser legs.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 22/10/2011 22:42:05 »
Why do we call tinfoil tinfoil when it is made out of aluminum, or even occasionally, aluminium?

I guess the Americans might want the following changes made in the periodic table,

Titanum
Potassum
Calcum
Magnesum
Rubidum
Palladum.....

 ;D :D ;)
 

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« Reply #27 on: 22/10/2011 22:53:14 »
Why do we call tinfoil tinfoil when it is made out of aluminum, or even occasionally, aluminium?

I guess the Americans might want the following changes made in the periodic table,

Titanum
Potassum
Calcum
Magnesum
Rubidum
Palladum.....

 ;D :D ;)

Oh yeah? So I suppose you'll be buying some platinium jewelry then?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 22/10/2011 23:59:37 »
Oh yeah? So I suppose you'll be buying some platinium jewelry then?

Haha you got me, which is exactly why I left it out!!

How about Platanium?  :P
 

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Why tinfoil?
« Reply #29 on: 23/10/2011 16:37:11 »
and, in line with sulfur, fosforus
 

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