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Is There A Way One Can Read A Letter Through A Sealed Envelope?

  1. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Is There A Way One Can Read A Letter Through A Sealed Envelope?

  2. pippap profile image87
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    No.  That old chestnut was done this way.

    Before the show, guests would be asked to write a question on a piece of paper to be chosen at random by the "mind reader" during the show. 

    He would start by pulling a question out and giving an answer that could fit just about anyone in the audience.  He might say something like, "Everything will work out fine with your children - it's just a phase."  If no one in the audience has written a question that would cover this answer, the mind reader's "plant" will jump feigning surprise asking how he could possible have known that question without reading it.

    The mind reader then opens the paper and reads it acknowledging that this was indeed the question.  What he is really doing is reading an unknown question in advance.  Now he will take another paper holding it to his forehead, etc. and proceeds to deal with the question he has just read.  After that question, he "confirms" the question by reading it aloud (quoting the previous question) and gets to read the next question in advance.

    It was very impressive in its time.

  3. Super Chef profile image60
    Super Chefposted 8 years ago

    Yes use the steam from a Kettle or an Iron and break the seal, read the letter, and glue the seal back down when your done.

  4. greatipadbuy profile image55
    greatipadbuyposted 8 years ago

    There are certainly ways to do this if you think hard enough or use your imagination. But why would we do this? This can get you into trouble . .

    Sorry, am I a party spoiler?

  5. christopheranton profile image74
    christopherantonposted 7 years ago

    Dead simple really.
    You just need to place a letter in a transparent plastic envelope, and then you can read away to your hearts content.

  6. profile image51
    Halalcoholposted 7 years ago

    The easiest way would be to shine a bright light through. However, many envelope materials are too dense, or whatever is inside is too thick.

    A method I used for looking at a particular spot was to lick it, which causes the envelope to become translucent. It leaves the envelope crinkled, but you might be able to pretend you got it wet, or something (rain, dropped it, etc). This probably won't work on brown envelopes, but most are white, anyways.

  7. tangoshoes profile image60
    tangoshoesposted 7 years ago

    I've used the ol'steam trick myself... it works! Use elmers glue or ruber cement to glue it back together.... glue sticks suck at this unless you get the really good kind.

  8. mohamad1990 profile image51
    mohamad1990posted 7 years ago

    Quite simply, mankind's biggest fault is the inability to see the other person's point of view. To be able to understand why the opposite person is doing what he is doing is the first step towards attaining peace or at least equilibrium in a given situation. However an inability and sometimes unwillingness (because seeing the other person's point of view may sometimes require one to relinquish one's own) to see the other side of the story is the first and most significant stumbling block to a peaceable solutionThe lack of love for themselves and others and the Insecurity and greed that results from having power over others.

  9. samuel hodges profile image58
    samuel hodgesposted 7 years ago

    As a master magician, it is possible to read through a sealed envelope. Say if there was a card placed inside the envelope and sealed. You want to know what was the inscription on the card, how can you manage to read the contents without harm to the envelope? Easy!
      The secret is to use pure alcohol, (not rubbing alcohol.) Saturate a sponge with pure alcohol. Wet your fingers or thumb with the alcohol on the sponge. Rub the wet fingers or thumb over the face of the envelope. The alcohol makes the section of the envelope it contacted become transparent. When the alcohol dries, it leaves no mark. This works well if the envelope is not too thick.
      Now if the letter is not folded and maybe not to long, you may be able to read it. In other words, you want to be able to see all the words with ease. With a folded letter, words over lap and invert. This makes it hard to read.