What Color Is A Mirror?

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Loka: http://www.youtube.com/user/LeMondedeLoka

Great web exhibit on the causes of color: http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/

“color” vs “colour”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences#-our.2C_-or

Study on mirror color: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA523782

Bad Astronomy on Mirror-color: http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/1996/mirror.html

Great series of mirror tunnels: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedefiant/452440663/in/photostream/

Origins of color terms: http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/colour.htm

Origin of “black”: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=black&allowed_in_frame=0

xkcd’s color survey: http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/

Tyndall Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_effect

More on scattering: http://www.itp.uni-hannover.de/~zawischa/ITP/scattering.html

A CRAZY bird that uses interference on its feathers to look awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS1tEnfkk6M

Peacocks also use interference: http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/15C.html

Fantastic Radio Lab about color terms: http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/sky-isnt-blue/

Straight Dope on the history of color terms: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/449/could-early-man-only-see-three-colors

Mirror GIF: http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/104659/where-is-everybody.gif

my favorite color illusion: http://www.archimedes-lab.org/color_illusory_motion.html



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RyanTEP/The Emerald Planet says:

Mirror is made of glass.
Glass is transparent.

Aparup Banerjee says:

Is a mirror slightly green due to the glass? What about first surface mirrors?

John Cris Antor says:

Then what is the color of the glass

Eggs Benedict says:

How come Michael out of all people is the only person how can make a stupid pun and I’d still laugh at?

penguin 24 says:

The editor forgot the music

B.J. Hubbard says:

"when it has travel trhu a LOT of air, … its red"
what if it has to travel trhu even more air than that?


but seriously, what color does it become after red?

B.J. Hubbard says:

what color is glass
vsauce will never see or read this comment

xVenomDestroyerx says:

This intro is godlike

3D Tutorials In HD says:

this is fuxking gold.

RADIOSOAP -Aldy H says:

Person: what colour is a mirror

Another person: you stupid shit

Vsauce asks the same thing

O h s n a p

Jay RadZ says:

I’m uncomfortable.

He was very short and concise when normally he seems to stray off topic

[insert name here] says:

Sees title: it’s green.

Mikey Mouse! says:

These videos are so random, which is my favorite part

Dellilah Jamal says:

I thought I was the only one who questioned this. 🤔

Greenshield Game says:

But what if your in one of those 0:00
Police rooms where it's a window/mirror and we're looking through 0:00
A bunch of mirrors ???????

Ankeet Kumar says:

Michel after watching your videos ,I get stimulated to know more and more , .
And that line , No No nO ,was amazing .

Leti says:

Vsauce gives me life

__Maddie_Hatter__ says:

Wait, so if I went into space (I have blue eyes) without any gear or anything, my eyes would turn black?

Pat Rick says:

A mirror is black or brown (because it has black in the back which is behind the glass

luke mcd says:

Soooo… my dad has Sky Eyes?

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