6A10.35 - Mirrors - Perversion

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Mirrors - Perversion
Reflections - Perversion
Area of Study:
Large Mirror Demo.

Video Credit: Jonathan M. Sullivan-Wood

Hold any easily recognizable letter or word in front of the flat mirror and note that the reflection is entirely different.

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