ok.. but there's more than that
if you get into the room and move the cursor over container X it would say 2 items
then you'd move the cursor over container Y it would say 1 item
if you open X you'll see 2 items, and all of the sudde, the number of objects Y contains will *change* to 2 items, and those items will be identical to the ones in container X
but if you open container Y first, you'll get a *different* item, and X will all of the sudden contain that same item
so you basically have to "miss" an item
was kinna tough to explain, i hope i did a good job..
basically, the idea is that non-connected containers become connected, stepping on whatever was inside them before