Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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    29 Jul '07 03:55
    What colour is a mirror?
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    29 Jul '07 08:05
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    What colour is a mirror?
    From braking lots of mirrors and scraping them out of curiosity, I observed that they put some sort of colour (usually silver) at the back of the clear glass to reflect the image.

    So, any colour is possible, it just depends on what type of covering is behind the clear glass.
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    29 Jul '07 10:32
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    What colour is a mirror?
    The same color as what it's reflecting.
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    29 Jul '07 21:10
    Really, you could argue it either way. You could say the mirror itself is silver, but then you could say that it isn't silver because it can be any colour as long as that colour is in front of it, so how do you know?
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    29 Jul '07 22:08
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Really, you could argue it either way. You could say the mirror itself is silver, but then you could say that it isn't silver because it can be any colour as long as that colour is in front of it, so how do you know?
    The mirror is 2 different things put together though.😕
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    29 Jul '07 22:11
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    The mirror is 2 different things put together though.😕
    And a mirror is made with silver nitrate so having a silvery colour is a necessity.
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    30 Jul '07 02:51
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    The mirror is 2 different things put together though.😕
    But I am not talking about it's individual parts (when I said it was silver I meant that if you take a cross section of a mirror you will see silver), I am talking about the whole mirror.
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    02 Aug '07 20:14
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    But I am not talking about it's individual parts (when I said it was silver I meant that if you take a cross section of a mirror you will see silver), I am talking about the whole mirror.
    The front or the back?

    What's the color of a zebra?
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    02 Aug '07 21:18
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung


    What's the color of a zebra?
    Grey? 😛
  10. Standard memberAnzelak
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    03 Aug '07 00:05
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Grey? 😛
    Don't be silly...

    They haven't be grey for at least three months now.
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    03 Aug '07 06:52
    I think a mirror must be white.

    It reflects all wave-lengths so it must be white? Doesnt look white because of the low percentage of light absorbed.

    Compare with say a high gloss red door. You see your reflection (because of the low absorption) but still see red.

    Anything will change its colour in different light, a mirror is just an extreme example.
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    05 Aug '07 04:18
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I think a mirror must be white.

    It reflects all wave-lengths so it must be white? Doesnt look white because of the low percentage of light absorbed.

    Compare with say a high gloss red door. You see your reflection (because of the low absorption) but still see red.

    Anything will change its colour in different light, a mirror is just an extreme example.
    It doesn't look white because it doesn't scatter the light before reflecting it.
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    13 Aug '07 11:12
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    What colour is a mirror?
    Depends on the kind of mirror. Assuming the usual modern kind of a sheet of glass with foil backing, it's a combination of the colour of the glass (usually a very feint blue) and that of the foil (probably also very slightly blue). So all in all, a mirror is blue, but very weakly.

    Richard
  14. Standard memberuzless
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    14 Aug '07 18:001 edit
    jebus, a mirror is colourless. To ask what colour it is is like asking how full an empty glass is.
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    14 Aug '07 18:06
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    So all in all, a mirror is blue, but very weakly.
    A shallow blue?
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