Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

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Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby Danse_Macabre on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:19 pm

I got this email at work I thought it was interesting. . .

How many places do you frequent that might have two way mirrors?
How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc.
With a mirror or a 2-way glass?
Here's how:
I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds
You're going do what I did and find the nearest mirror....
Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not?

This is not to scare you, but to make you aware. A policewoman, who travels
All over the U.S. And gives seminars and techniques for
Businesswomen, passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how
Many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the Wall
Is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (I.e., they can see you, but
You can't see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way
Mirrors in female changing rooms . It is very difficult to positively
Identify the Surface by just looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we
Are looking at? Just conduct this simple test:

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if
There I s a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it
Is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then
BEWARE, FOR IT IS a 2-WAY MIRROR!

'No Space, Leave the Place'
So remember, every time you see a Mirror, do the 'fingernail test.' It
Doesn't cost you anything.

Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc.
Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in- law, mothers,
Girlfriends and/or friends.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby Chaosbean on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:28 pm

Completely false

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/mirror.html

"Can you really tell if the mirror you're staring at hides a pair of leering eyes using just your fingernail? The simple answer is no. All you can tell from the "fingernail test" is what type of mirror you're looking at. Some mirrors (called second surface mirrors) have the reflective surface on the "bottom" of a sheet of glass, so you look through the glass to see it, thus creating a gap. The other type of mirror, a first-surface mirror, puts the reflective surface on top, thus no gap. However, this type of mirror is more expensive and usually only used where precision reflections are necessary.

The 2-way mirror discussed above is not a mirror at all, but rather a window made of specially treated glass that uses varying intensities of light to mimic the reflective surface of a mirror. When light is bright on one side, and darker on the other, the glass will look like a mirror from the brighter side. A good example is a mirrored office building. During the day, you can't see into the building, but at night, you can clearly see into any lighted office. If the light intensity is the same on both sides of the glass, it will appear to be just a normal piece of glass.

If you really want to know if the mirror you're using is 2-way, just turn the lights off. Of course, you might look mighty silly standing in a dark bathroom trying to see the little people in the mirror, so hope nobody walks in on you. "
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby mummifiedlunatic on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:29 pm

i've always wondered how true/accurate it was too. but i saw it on oprah. oprah never lies.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby hell_kitten on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:49 pm

Here's how to detect a 2 way mirror... get up and put your hands up around your face and see if you can see through it. did no one else learn that trick from Waffle House?
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby 9876511! on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:06 pm

mummifiedlunatic wrote:i've always wondered how true/accurate it was too. but i saw it on oprah. oprah never lies.


:smt005 My friend swears by Oprah, sorry.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby Danse_Macabre on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:47 pm

Chaosbean wrote:Completely false

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/mirror.html

"Can you really tell if the mirror you're staring at hides a pair of leering eyes using just your fingernail? The simple answer is no. All you can tell from the "fingernail test" is what type of mirror you're looking at. Some mirrors (called second surface mirrors) have the reflective surface on the "bottom" of a sheet of glass, so you look through the glass to see it, thus creating a gap. The other type of mirror, a first-surface mirror, puts the reflective surface on top, thus no gap. However, this type of mirror is more expensive and usually only used where precision reflections are necessary.

The 2-way mirror discussed above is not a mirror at all, but rather a window made of specially treated glass that uses varying intensities of light to mimic the reflective surface of a mirror. When light is bright on one side, and darker on the other, the glass will look like a mirror from the brighter side. A good example is a mirrored office building. During the day, you can't see into the building, but at night, you can clearly see into any lighted office. If the light intensity is the same on both sides of the glass, it will appear to be just a normal piece of glass.

If you really want to know if the mirror you're using is 2-way, just turn the lights off. Of course, you might look mighty silly standing in a dark bathroom trying to see the little people in the mirror, so hope nobody walks in on you. "


haha okay. I'm lazy so I didn't even try it myself but I knew someone would vouch for its truth or not on here . thanx.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby bettiexdemented on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:21 pm

can't you usually tell if you just get really close to the mirror? because i have walked up to a "mirror" and seen blinds on the other side when i got really close.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby SuperNovaHellCat on Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:39 am

mummifiedlunatic wrote: oprah never lies.



It's that kind of logic is the cause for the downfall of society.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby HelloVomit0 on Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:31 pm

SuperNovaHellCat wrote:
mummifiedlunatic wrote: oprah never lies.



It's that kind of logic is the cause for the downfall of society.



No kidding.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby namelesswonder on Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:35 pm

bettiexdemented wrote:can't you usually tell if you just get really close to the mirror? because i have walked up to a "mirror" and seen blinds on the other side when i got really close.


I think it really depends on the kind of lighting in the room.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby halloweenxheart on Thu May 01, 2008 6:38 pm

i just dont do anything dumb in front of mirrors in places i'm not familiar with.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby MeritaViola on Thu May 01, 2008 7:53 pm

HelloVomit0 wrote:
SuperNovaHellCat wrote:
mummifiedlunatic wrote: oprah never lies.



It's that kind of logic is the cause for the downfall of society.



No kidding.


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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby Alka on Thu May 22, 2008 8:33 pm

I never really thought about whether mirrors are two way or not, as demonstrated by all the pictures me and my friend Beth have taken in Revolution toilets.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby mollypop on Sat May 24, 2008 2:55 pm

random, but good to know...I'll be turning off the lights all the time in bathrooms now...just for fun.
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Re: Detecting 2 Sided Mirrors

Postby MissJackalopeCity on Mon May 26, 2008 6:08 am

Chaosbean wrote:If you really want to know if the mirror you're using is 2-way, just turn the lights off. Of course, you might look mighty silly standing in a dark bathroom trying to see the little people in the mirror, so hope nobody walks in on you. "



Good idea...other than just the thought of turning the lights off and seeing another person could be the scariest thought in the whole world.

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