For all my female readers (How to detect a 2 way mirror)

Actually for everyone… (found at AnnaBanana’s page)

how to detect a 2-way mirror??

when we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, 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. ppl can see you from the other side, but you can’t see them)

there have been many cases of ppl installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms. it is very difficult to positivily 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 simply 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, for it is a 2-WAY MIRROR!

the reason there is a “gap” on a real mirror, is because the silver is on the back of the mirror UNDER the glass. as a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface.

so 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”!!

9 Responses to For all my female readers (How to detect a 2 way mirror)

  1. Thanks for that bit of information!

  2. good advice. by the way, i was not taking about anyone’s blog in particular in my recent post. “)

  3. hi Logtar, good advice, ty :)

  4. thanks for that bit. very useful. :D

  5. WOW and you say you are amused by things that consume MY mind?!? LOL. I say if they really wanna look…knock yourself out.

  6. Thanks for the tip. =)

  7. This test still isn’t foolproof though — whoever installed it could do a workaround, by installing an *extra* layer of glass between the mirror and the victim. She does the fingernail test, the mirror passes, so she assumes it’s not two-way.

    In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if 2w mirror makers started making them with the extra layer, just because this test is getting publicized so much.

  8. I’ve heard about that before and glad you mentioned it because I totally forgot. But heck if they wanna look that’s ok cuz I ain’t much to look at! lol

  9. The fingernail test is an urban legend. The only time that actually works is if the two way mirror is installed backwards by accident. Instead, you should use a flashlight or laser pointer. If you can see the light pass through the mirror, you know it’s a two way mirror. Otherwise, it’s a standard one-way mirror.

    James

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