Loc: New Hampshire
this question has plagued me for years. everytime I get in the car, I see something strange that I can't explain. let me explain - I look in the rear view mirror and of course it is a mirror image, everything is reversed and that is normal. or is it?<br><br>the image is reversed left to right, but not top to bottom. I tilt my head sideways and the sky is at the top, well I mean at the right (or left depending which way you tilt your head). So top to bottom is always correct but left to right is mirrored. <br><br>wierd and unexplainable. physics is only a perceived reality.<br><br>try it next time you are in your car. (or not)<br><br>
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It has to do with the distortion of the reflective material. It's bent to reflect side to side. If you want an example of something that is distorted to reflect up and down, look at the inside of a polished spoon. <br><br>Hope that helps. Sorry if I blew one of the mysteries of the universe<br><br>
The best way to solve this mystery is to stand in front of your own bathroom mirror and hold up a magazine cover. Even notice that the images don't flip but all the type does - letters not the left to right composition. Look at way you part your hair - I part mine from right to left and in the mirror it is seen from right to left that my image did not flip. Mind Perception<br><br>Consider that your eye bends lite only once but the mirror bends the lite once also. So when you look into a mirror your eye can only bend it once and if your eye was able to bend lite twice, the image would look normal.<br><br>
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