Taking care of err your business is not the only reason people visit the restroom - sometimes we just want to take a look at ourselves in the mirror and maybe even do some light primping. Unfortunately, not every bathroom mirror is created equal or even in a way that makes design sense.

Bored Panda has curated a list of the most bizarre bathroom mirrors that warranted a bathroom selfie to show off just how strange the reflections were. From bizarre placements creating weird optical illusions, to mirror frames without glass, to inconvenient placements, we aren't sure how helpful these mirrors are but they sure are entertaining.

#1

When You're Feeling Great But Your Hotel Mirror Puts You Back In Check

When You're Feeling Great But Your Hotel Mirror Puts You Back In Check

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C
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1 year ago

When you have the front facing camera on

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The mirrors we have come to know and obsessively stare at today began in Germany about 200 years ago, but the very first reflective pieces got their start much earlier. According to vision scientist Dr. Jay Enoch wrote a review in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, people in Anatolia — modern-day Turkey — manufactured the first mirrors about 8,000 years ago from polished obsidian (volcanic glass). 

#2

The Bathroom At A Brewery Has This Where You'd Expect A Mirror. Brilliant

The Bathroom At A Brewery Has This Where You'd Expect A Mirror. Brilliant

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

That´s sweet and kind.

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#3

I'm Not Sure How To Tell This To Mom, But This Is A Really Awkward Place To Put A Mirror

I'm Not Sure How To Tell This To Mom, But This Is A Really Awkward Place To Put A Mirror

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My O My
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1 year ago

I think she wants you to pee sitting down

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In Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and Egypt from 4000 to 3000 B.C mirrors began to appear, made out of polished copper. About 1,000 years later, around the world, people began developing their own versions of mirrors. In Central and South America began to create mirrors from polished stone, and Chinese and Indian mirror makers constructed them from bronze.

#4

Found A Mirror That Was Split In Two And I Couldn't Resist Taking A Picture

Found A Mirror That Was Split In Two And I Couldn't Resist Taking A Picture

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My O My
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1 year ago

Call MIB

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#5

This Bathroom's Mirrors Are Sunglasses

This Bathroom's Mirrors Are Sunglasses

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

this one is really cool actually

Daria B
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1 year ago

This one gives a new meaning to "the looking glass".

Just Curious
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1 year ago

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No it doesn’t.

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

I love this one!

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool sunglasses!

JessG
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1 year ago

Love this!!

Jamilla Dyous
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1 year ago

that is so cool!!

Sveta Smirnova
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1 year ago

Let's play poker with me

Just Curious
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1 year ago

So this old-timey brad pitt look-alike just took a picture of itself wearing sunglasses in a bathroom mirror?

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Nope, it is the actual mirror.

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Norman van Druten
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1 year ago

Very original.

Jode Raleigh
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1 year ago

I see you

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

so people can look cool when they look in the mirror

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 year ago

That's clever.

Janet Judd
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1 year ago

I really like this one

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While throughout the ages each culture created their own version of the mirror, Dr. Enoch writes that nature was the true inventor, "The very first mirrors most probably were quiet pools of water and rock or clay containers of water." 

#6

When There's No Mirror In The Bathroom

When There's No Mirror In The Bathroom

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Benjamin Boysley
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1 year ago

wow, look how much weight I lost :)

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#7

Great Mirror Placement At My New Place

Great Mirror Placement At My New Place

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boredhuman
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1 year ago

I'm pretty sure I played against her in Wii Sports

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So what about the glass mirrors that have become the staple in every house and bathroom? Roman author Pliny the Elder alluded to the first glass mirror in his encyclopedia Natural History during the first century A.D, however, they did not fall into generalized use during this time. 

#8

My Dad Redid My Bathroom And The Mirror Didn't Ship Yet So He Hung Up One Of My Selfies On The Wall

My Dad Redid My Bathroom And The Mirror Didn't Ship Yet So He Hung Up One Of My Selfies On The Wall

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

your dad did an amazing job.

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#9

Installed The Bathroom Mirrors, Boss

Installed The Bathroom Mirrors, Boss

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Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Perfect! another place to contemplate yourself... and to let everyone in the bathroom enjoy the show!

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In 1835, German chemist Justus von Liebig developed the technique that would become the foundation for mass mirror production. His process was simple, apply a thin layer of metallic silver on one side of a clear glass pane. Liebig's innovation was soon adapted and improved upon paving the way for some truly unique designs. 

#10

I'm An Expat In The Netherlands. They're The Tallest People In The World. This Is My New Bathroom Mirror

I'm An Expat In The Netherlands. They're The Tallest People In The World. This Is My New Bathroom Mirror

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DaVo
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1 year ago

I am dutch and can confirm that this is the regular height for our mirrors.

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#11

Love My Bathroom Mirror

Love My Bathroom Mirror

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Too lazy
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1 year ago

ooo nice teeth!!

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#12

The Walls In My Girlfriend's Bathroom Are All Mirrors

The Walls In My Girlfriend's Bathroom Are All Mirrors

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boredhuman
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1 year ago

Me to the other me's: a little privacy, please! God!

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#13

This Mirror At My School

This Mirror At My School

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anotherboredpanda
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1 year ago

Very clean for a school

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#14

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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Too lazy
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1 year ago

as if it wasnt hard enuff after getting drunk :P :P

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#15

That's Just Unfortunate Mirror Placement

That's Just Unfortunate Mirror Placement

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

It took me a while to realise what was wrong and then I noticed it

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#16

This Damn Mirror

This Damn Mirror

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

He could at least have turned of the water before taking that photo.

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#17

Great! I Can Watcu Myself Poop In 500 Different Dimensions

Great! I Can Watcu Myself Poop In 500 Different Dimensions

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

Life goals.

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#18

This Mirror Makes It Look Like The Entire Bathroom Is In The Tub

This Mirror Makes It Look Like The Entire Bathroom Is In The Tub

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

even after reading the title my brain took a second to comprehend

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#19

Bathroom Mirror Selfie

Bathroom Mirror Selfie

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ge pa
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1 year ago

sloth from goonies

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#20

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

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Just Curious
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1 year ago

Ghosty. 👻

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#21

Mum Has Written All Over The Bathroom Mirror

Mum Has Written All Over The Bathroom Mirror

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My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

That's very cute 😍

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#22

This Hotel Has A Mirror On A Mirror. Just... Why?

This Hotel Has A Mirror On A Mirror. Just... Why?

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Cute_Angel
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1 year ago

Get this man a nose

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#23

This Hotel Mirror

This Hotel Mirror

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Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Must be hard to remain serious while brushing your teeth

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#24

One Time I Came Across A Really Cool Mirror In A Public Bathroom And I Was Like "I'll Take Some Cute Pictures In Here" But Then

One Time I Came Across A Really Cool Mirror In A Public Bathroom And I Was Like "I'll Take Some Cute Pictures In Here" But Then

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

Only the young could possibly think that taking a selfie in a toilet is "cute"...Ha ha ha...(I just think it's odd...Old..I know)...

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#25

These Mirrors Are Exactly The Wrong Height For Me

These Mirrors Are Exactly The Wrong Height For Me

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

Or you're the wrong height for the mirrors.

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#26

Why Do They Always Do That?

Why Do They Always Do That?

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Mark
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1 year ago

Close the door?

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#27

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes it's a blessing when the mirror doesn't mirror.

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#28

Portrait In Bathroom Mirror(s)

Portrait In Bathroom Mirror(s)

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

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#29

This Totally Unnecessary Bullsh*t On This Mirror

This Totally Unnecessary Bullsh*t On This Mirror

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

He's a easily shocked for a man wearing a "Shockproof" T-shirt.

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#30

"That's What's Missing - A Ceiling Mirror! Why Hasn't Anyone Thought Of This Before?"

"That's What's Missing - A Ceiling Mirror! Why Hasn't Anyone Thought Of This Before?"

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Janine Randall
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1 year ago

The urinals look like they're gazing up at the mirror!

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