3 Fun Facts about Mirrors

3 Fun Facts about Mirrors

It's easy to take mirrors for granted as you use them during your day-to-day routine. But the next time you stop to take a look at yourself before heading to work in the morning, it's worth taking a moment to think about the magic that makes a mirror. At Dependable Glass, we offer an extensive collection of mirrors, making it easy for you to find a style that fits your budget and aesthetic preferences. We also specialize in custom-cut mirrors, creating just the right size and appearance for your needs. When you need a mirror, don't hesitate to contact our shop. Here are three interesting facts about mirrors.

The Largest Human-Made Mirror in the World

For several years, the Giant Magellan Telescope has been under construction at the University of Arizona with a plan to be operational by 2029. It will be located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, where it will peer into the cosmos with ten times the viewing power of the famed Hubble Telescope. The Giant Magellan Telescope will feature gigantic mirrors, with one mirror measuring 14 feet wide. Its seven individual mirrors will form a primary mirror surface that is 82 feet in diameter.

The Largest Natural Mirror in the World

Salar de Uyuni is a humongous salt flat in Bolivia that---when covered with water---is considered the largest mirror on the planet. The salt flat covers over 4,000 square miles and is visible from space. It is located in the Altiplano, where the Andes mountains are at their widest. The striking reflection of the sky creates a photographer's dream.

Animal Intelligence

One marker of animal intelligence is whether they can recognize themselves in a mirror. This helps to determine an animal's self-awareness. Though there are some reasonable criticisms of the mirror test, it is still generally considered to be a useful gauge. Animals that pass this test include chimpanzees, orangutans, orca whales, pigs, bottlenose dolphins, magpies, and pigeons.

Mirrors in Phoenix, AZ

At Dependable Glass, we sell and install a wide selection of mirrors in Phoenix. Feel free to give us a call at (623) 244-5612 to ask about our inventory. Our experienced crew can expertly install mirrors, windows, and shower doors in Phoenix. Contact us today to request a quote!

Dependable Glass Blog
Posted: July 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ