#1 Largest Mirror In Bolivia

We were used to hearing, “mirror, mirror on the wall,” but have you ever heard about “mirror, mirror on the floor”? Salar De Uyuni, a salt flat in Bolivia, is believed to be the most enormous mirror in the world.

This salt flat has an area of 4000 square miles. The salt flat transforms into a shallow lake when rain or water gathers onto the surface. Because of this, Salar De Uyuni becomes tremendously reflective, making it the world’s biggest natural mirror.

#2 Mirrors Can Cause Hallucination

Some people say mirrors can cause hallucinations when you stare at them for a prolonged period. Try to experiment on this and find out for yourself whether it’s true.

Stay in a dark room with light enough to see yourself in the mirror. Sit a few inches away from the mirror, and stare at yourself for more than 10 minutes. 

#3 Mirrors Can Split Light

Mirrors don’t only reflect light but also have the capability to split it. Mirrors are used as beam splitters in various scientific instruments such as telescopes. 

In beam splitters, two glass prisms are connected at their base. As a beam of light hits the splitter, half of it continues as it is while the other half is reflected at a 90-degree angle. 

#4 Mirrors On The Moon

The average distance between Earth and the moon is 384,403 kilometers. How did we measure this? Thanks to mirrors!

Special types of mirrors or known as retroflectors, were left by Apollo astronauts on the moon. From Earth, scientists shoot a laser at the retroflectors, and these mirror panels reflect the beam, thus enabling the researchers to measure the distance between the moon and Earth.

#5 Mirrors And Self-awareness

When we stand in front of a mirror, we know that what we see there is us. According to some experts, self-recognition is considered a complicated aspect of consciousness. The question is, are animals also self-aware?

Not all. Some animals like orangutans, gorillas, dolphins, chimpanzees, and elephants can recognize their reflection in mirrors. On the other hand, animals like dogs can’t understand their own reflection, thus behaving in strange ways when faced with their own reflection.

#6 Mirrors And Superstitions

Superstition 1: At some point in your life, you may have seen movies or dramas about vampires. These creatures, when faced with a mirror, show no reflection. Having no reflection means you don’t have a soul since it is said that mirrors are intended to reflect our souls back to us.

Superstition 2: Another superstition that is a favorite “dare” among young people is the “Bloody Mary.” This folklore ritual claimed that anybody who spoke Bloody Mary’s name 13 times in front of a mirror in a dark room would call her ghost. 

There are other scary beliefs regarding mirrors, but we will stop here. Regardless of its past and what people believe, a mirror is undoubtedly an essential part of our lives.

We hope that you found this information entertaining and helpful. If you are considering shopping for mirrors, visit our various collections of handhelds, wall-mounted, compact, LED, and magnifying mirrors. We assure you that OMIRO mirrors will surely add character to your home. Shop now!

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