Tinfoil hat gets kickstarter cash

Barnum and Bailey - Wikimedia CommonsA Kickstarter project which claims to protect you from “spooky signals” is close to raising all the cash it needs to go into production.

Apparently a lot of people want a device which can block  Wi-fi, microwave, mobile  phone signals and electromagnetic waves entering their skulls.  We are not sure why if you are prepared to pay money for a tinfoil hat, then chances are the signals are only going to bounce around in the void.

Two guys who won’t even tell you their names have already raised more than $13,000 of their $20,000 goal to create “Shield: The World’s First Signal Proof Headwear“:

They are not even guaranteeing the product.

“We are not saying that it protects 100% against all kinds of electromagnetic waves that are bad for your health, what we are saying is that if you care about yourself, be smart and put on this first signal proof apparel instead of the usual one — no one will spot it and it will protect you.”

Ironically you can find the name of one of the guys involved in the project using Google reverse image search. Come on down Marek Schweigert, a guy who specialises in “creative and effective marketing”.

In the kickstarter faq Schweigert denies the project is an improved version of “tin foil hat”. “It`s inspired by actual situation and studies. Until now, we`ve known the waterproof, windproof or dustproof feature. Now it`s time to introduce the signaproof feature to the fashion. And Shield is a more beautiful and comfortable hat than tin foil.”

Of course he does not tell us which studies and he appears to be channeling P. T. Barnum.