How To Detect A 2-Way Mirror

Anything on the other side of the mirror?


When visiting toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, change rooms or bedrooms, how do you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or a 2-way mirror (i.e. that someone can see you, but you can’t see them)? It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it.

So, how do you determine what type of mirror you're looking at?

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, IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

Why is there a gap? On a real mirror, the silver is on the back of the mirror - UNDER the glass. With a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface.

So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the “fingernail test.”


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Clean your finger before you point at my spots. - Benjamin Franklin

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. - John Ruskin

Often the test of courage is not to die, but to live. - Conte Vittorio Afieri

The ring always believes that the finger lives for it. - Malcolm de Chazal

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. - Laurence J. Peter

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror. - Pamela Anderson

Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror. - Byrd Baggett

I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me. - Judy Collins

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. - Dudley Moore

When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger. - Chinese Proverb

Your best self shows up only when you are put to an impossible test. - Unknown

Test yourself with the impossible, and you will know your capability. - Unknown

Success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary. - Unknown

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. - George Bernard Shaw

On the keyboard of life always keep one finger on the 'escape' key. - Unknown

If you can't see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. - Shane Koyczan

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - Robert Ingersoll

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. - George W. Bush

The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching. - John Wooden

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Life is a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. - Wally Amos

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson after. - Vernon S Law

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous. - Ani DiFranco

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. - Steven Wright

One day you look in the mirror and realize the face you are shaving is your father's. - Robert Harris

If religion is to be treated with intellectual respect, then it must stand the test of truth. - Ravi Zacharias

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. - Jacques Martin Barzun

The real test of your character is your treatment of those who can be of no possible service to you. - Unknown

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. - C S Lewis

I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?' - Drew Carey

I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person. It's a pretty good test. - Mark Zuckerberg

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. - Louis Nizer

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'. - Unknown

Aftermath: 1. The period following algebra; 2. The horrible headache you have when you've finished the algebra test. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, 'What a lovely sermon!' but, 'I will do something!' - Billy Graham

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road. - Dag Hammarskjold


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26-Nov-2020