Mirror Writing 1

Floor 1 | Mirrors in Mind
Handedness of letters: Most letters of the Roman alphabet are asymmetrical both horizontally and vertically. But C, D and E look the same upside down, though different in a mirror. I, O and X are completely symmetrical. The little letters b and d, and p and q, swap into each other when reversed in a mirror. Handedness of numbers and text: The mirror writing ‘Polizei’ immediately identifies the emergency service in drivers’ wing mirrors, so cars can pull over and give way. The transparent clock face demonstrates the truth of Robert L Walke’s words: “A mirror does not reverse things right to left. It reverses front to back; it reverses in and out.” Experiment, and verify it for yourself.