Category Archives: HISTORY


Submarine periscope

Reflections in History: The Periscope

From the creative mind of H.G. Wells to the Seawolf-Class vessels of the modern American navy, submarines are one of the most unique and carefully-engineered monstrosities to ever come out of the human mind. But as avid-lovers of anything mirror related, Superior Mirror’s absolutely favorite part of the submarine is (you guessed it) the periscope. Besides their obviously-awesome technique for letting the crew peek out…

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Reflections in History: The House of Mirrors

Reflections in History: The House of Mirrors

The North American carnival: a mystique-filled entertainment bonanza this is as much a part of American cultural history. With springtime warmth occurring all across the county, these traveling carnivals will no doubt be moving into the area sooner rather than later, not to mention all of the amusement parks that will soon be opening their doors. With so much fun and excitement on the horizon,…

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Reflecting on Self-Awareness: Part 2

Reflecting on Self-Awareness: Part 2

Welcome back to Superior Mirror’s blog on all things reflective and mirror-tastic! Last time we were delving rather deeply into the human psyche, with a look at how we perceive our “self” through recognizing our own reflection in the mirror and the questions it raises about consciousness. Chimpanzees seem to be able to recognize themselves just like humans can, but monkeys cannot. So what really…

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Reflecting on Self-Awareness: Part 1

Reflecting on Self-Awareness: Part 1

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Ask an adult and they’ll say things like “You see yourself” or “You will see your reflection,” but what they’re really saying is that when you look in the mirror, you are in fact recognizing the reflection as you, and therefore you are capable of being self-aware. This test is used as a fascinating demonstration…

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