How to tell if a mirror is one-way glass


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#2

Snopes, dude.


#3

If you have to find out, you’ve already failed.


#4

Snopes has the best answer.

The article is correct inasmuch as nobody is going to use a glass first-surface mirror in an ordinary application, but ignores stainless steel “unbreakable” (aka vandal-resistant ) mirror products that are inherently first surface, but definitely 1-way.

Why would anybody even bother with a 2-way mirror when mini surveillance cameras are cheaper?


#5

Another sure-fire test: if you’re in a laboratory, and somebody places on the table before you a doll, a length of twine, and a stopped clock, and one wall is one enormous mirror, there’s a good chance you’re being observed.


#6

This article reminds me of a time a went to a restaurant attached to an art gallery. The restrooms were in the art gallery itself, and in the men’s room, above the urinal trough was a two way mirror looking out into the hallway. The feeling of watching people walk right by was…odd


#7

We have a first surface mirror in our house. I have turned it around to face the wall so as to avoid any government snoops and preverts.


#8

I was at a restaurant once where they had the same setup, only the two way mirror above the urinals was actually looking into the ladies´ washroom, where the sink was. It was pretty messed up.


#9

If you hear giggling and shushing, put your pants back on and leave the room.


#10

We actually have a huge one in the conference room where we eat lunch. Of course, we are a psychological research firm and we use that room for observational studies and suchlike.

In my building floor plan that shows who/what is in each room/office, that one is labelled as Captain Creeper.


#11

Were you just arrested? It’s two way glass.


#12

Those steel jail mirrors are unmistakable for anything else though. They’re always dented and otherwise fucked up in ways that glass can’t be.


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