Boeing Used Potatoes Instead Of People To Test Its Wi-Fi

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Here’s one for the record books, that’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not edition, if it’s still in print.

According to a December 2012 BBC news report, “Boeing uses potatoes instead of people to test wi-fi.”

I wonder what those potatoes in sacks had to say about how their brains reacted.  Oh, sorry!

Potatoes don’t have brains—or do they?

According to the BBC,

Boeing’s engineers did a number of tests to ensure that passengers would get the strongest possible wi-fi signal while in the air, all while meeting safety standards that protect against interference with an aircraft’s electrical systems. [CJF emphasis]  [But not protect passengers!]

Did those tests include non-thermal adverse events results Wi-Fi microwaves produce while operating at 2.4 GHz or above? Spuds cannot answer those questions or participate in such necessary tests.

According to Boeing, the spuds were perfect stand-ins for humans!  However, I don’t think so. How come?  Let me tell you what I think.

Source: BBC

Well, firstly, the microwave industry does not recognize nor address anything except thermal waves produced by microwave technology—something going back to the early days of radar research in the 1940s and ‘50s; we now live in 2017!

The potatoes were ‘perfect’ substitutions for proving ‘safety’ tests because they should have been cooked if the settings were too high thereby confirming thermal (heat) wave damage, the only damage acknowledged by the microwave industry.  However, potatoes can’t tell what else happened to them, if they had a brain like humans have.

Non-thermal adverse health effects from microwave technology are called “electromagnetic hypersensitivity or idiopathic electromagnetic intolerance” [“IEI”], the medical terminology used to define it.  So, spuds were perfect for Boeing’s test purposes, I’d suggest, and not the lame excuse stated in the BBC article.  Their potatoes weren’t cooked!  No baked potatoes means Wi-Fi is safe?  I don’t think so!

With all the above taken into consideration, I have a few questions for Boeing:

  1. What are/were the SARs (specific absorption rates) each potato received, and how do those SARs interface with or compare when applied to humans’ brains and body organs, which potatoes conveniently don’t have?
  2. What are the SARs a human, especially a traveling child, receives from your in-flight Wi-Fi?
  3. Is Wi-Fi uniform in GHz throughout the cabin?
  4. What GHz does Boeing use to operate its in-flight Wi-Fi?
  5. Is Boeing’s in-flight Wi-Fi GHz in compliance with industry regulations, which are very, very loose and outdated, especially since ICNIRP [1] won’t recognize non-thermal waves and effects?
  6. Does Boeing provide informed consent information, or how to protect oneself from Wi-Fi non-thermal waves, to all boarding passengers regarding microwaves, since Wi-Fi is comparable to an operating microwave oven with its door open?
  7. How does Wi-Fi complicate, or contribute to, an already industry-wide problem with pilots and flight crews, i.e., Aerotoxic syndrome [2]?
  8. Does Wi-Fi in-flight GHz exacerbate electromagnetic hypersensitivity for those passengers who are EHS sensitive?
  9. What arrangements are made for EHS-sensitive passengers?
  10. Shouldn’t all passengers be given pre-flight advance notice of Wi-Fi in-flight exposure(s) so as to make the choice not to fly with an airline using Wi-Fi?

Besides all the chemtrail chemicals air travelers must fly through while up there, we also need to factor in “jet lag” and Wi-Fi SARs (specific absorption rates) too.  Is there any wonder you feel sick and tired, or get sick, after an air flight?

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Airlines did away with in-flight smoking only to not realize all the indoor electrosmog they are subjecting passengers to with in-flight Wi-Fi.

Here’s the latest ditty about 5G.  “We need 5G like we holes in our head.”



Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

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2 Comments on "Boeing Used Potatoes Instead Of People To Test Its Wi-Fi"

  1. When you reboot your computer monitor every single process running. Shut down those with suspicious names, in particular everything what is related to pdf formats, and that in particular when you have NO files with an pdf format open!! When everything starts to fail and even Skype is taken over by Microsoft, get LINUX system.
    Regarding glyphosate in vaccines and in every single piece of our ‘food’.. Glyphosate mimicks the human inhibiting neurotransmitter, which must be related to specific frequencies which can be driven remotely (that’s why the huge push toward Wi-Fi). The piece of DNA code known to react to EMF is known, which maybe somewhat related.. Just my suspecting mind…
    I wish, we all could communicate FREE without being WATCHED like ‘executed animals’ in their metal cages.

  2. Charles_Higley | February 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm | Reply

    The microwave intensity is too low to hurt potatoes or people. Maybe snowflakes as they are quite delicate. The potatoes in sacks were needed for the test as water deflects microwaves and can decrease the useful signal. On the ground, microwave and raid waves tend to hug the ground such that they can be received over hills out of line of sight. It is trees, full of water, that cause amazing interference.

    This report is classified as a Yawn.

    From “chris”, ” The piece of DNA code known to react to EMF is known, ”

    Nothing is known in the human genome to react to EMF. This is a meaningless statement. How can one say there is a “piece of DNA” when it is unknown and there is no “science” that specifies that a piece of DNA is involved in any such reaction. This is more FAKE NEWS.

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