n. - A deadly disease that ravaged much of Europe
and the western world in the Medieval Ages, and can still be found
to this day. Tinfoil Plague (or the Tin Death
, as it is sometimes
called) was once thought to be spread by the bite of conspiracy theorists, but as we now know it is actually transmitted by the head
lice they carry.
Symptoms of the Tin Death include
large, silvery-metallic blisters
that break into
open sores, uncontrollable babbling and shaking, vomiting, coughing, high fever, sudden devotion to conspiracy theories, and explosive diarrhea. Symptoms generally begin within a few days of being bitten
by one of the lice from a conspiracy theorist's head
. More robust victims
can often withstand a few weeks before deteriorating into
full-blown conspiracy theorists, but others succumb to the Tin Death much quicker.
Treatment of the Tinfoil Plague requires
anticonspiriotics, usually Soutercilin
with Soutercilin, intense therapy is needed to bring a victim back into touch with reality. Survivors
of the Tin Death are still at high risk of developing malignant
If you think you may have
symptoms of Tinfoil Plague, contact your doctor immediately.