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2 Way Mirrors.. Can You Tell?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello- This was posted at a MSN Group I'm joined to- I thought I'd post it because it's good info- Mods if it's not suitable for the lounge please move or delete it.

Just passing this along-----Believe it or Not!

Two Way Mirror A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for business women passed this on.
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.
This is really interesting. Try it with a 'regular' mirror, and you can
easily see what the gap means. This is a MUST read!!

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 IS 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, BECAUSE IT IS a 2-WAY MIRROR!

REMEMBER ... every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything, it is simple to do, and it might save you from "getting visually raped!"


post #2 of 8
Wow good to know as I'm VV paranoid about changing rooms!
post #3 of 8
Sam - that is actually not true - I checked it out at snopes.com and here is the article:

Two-way mirrors
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Oh! Ooops I'm sorry perhaps Mods could delete- Sounded a bit too good to be true!

Glad someones on the ball

Thanks Kell.
post #5 of 8
In some two ways they're kind hard to see a decent reflection in. We had one at my old job because we'd taken over a doctor's office and it was viewing the waiting room. We all used it as a mirror, but it wasn't as good as a real mirror.
post #6 of 8
Sam, whenever you get an email that you aren't sure to be true, just check www.snopes.com. Half the stuff sent around message boards and emails today have been circulating for a long time and are just fiction, not fact. Another clue is when someone tells you to pass it on to others, and that when I check snopes to confirm it's validity.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'll bookmark that link Kass- Thanks.

Again sorry I started this!
post #8 of 8
All hope is not lost, some good info on this page about really detecting two-way mirrors.

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