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Why is it that letters are backwards in the mirror?

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Except for A, H, I, M, O, T, U, V, W, X & Y...8) (8

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Good point
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I had to edit...what a ding dong!
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http://science.howstuffworks.com/question415.htm

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Because it's a reflection.
http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/getting-it-backwards/

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Everything is backwards in a mirror.

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Simple, to the point, I'll star that! :)
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Thank you Rusty. Some times, less is more.
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because satan can only read backwards because he sees everything twisted, and he is watching you.

lol jk its a reflection

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If you observe what is happening, I'm sure you can see it for yourself. The object is reflected as though its front was its back, like you could see through the object.

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You know how when someone is standing across from you and you both hold up your right hand? It's kind of like that.

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Hippy is right. Everything is backwards in a mirror. For example, my face looks fantastic as a reflection, but I know that I ACTUALLY look like my face got smashed by a train. It's like some kind of cruel black magic.

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I always thought I was left handed.
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Or are you???
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Now I'm all confused.
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Are you even really you? Am I me?
Wake up. This is a dream. You are asleep. WAKE UP.
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I don't want to wake up until I know if I'm right or left handed.
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Magic

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Vision is the reflection coming off the object we are looking at, reflections like in a Mirror. The brain knows this, and flips it so we see it the right way. So when we look in the mirror the brain doesn't know the object has already been flipped, so it flips the object as it always does, trying to correct it, in doing so it turns it backwards again. this is hard to imagine, but think about it.

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Paint the letters on glass. Now look at them from behind. That's what a mirror does. It reflects things straight back.

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