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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Benjamin Boysley
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1 year ago

What a square :p

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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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Lars Lasersson
Community Member
1 year ago

Kalsarikännit!

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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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Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

I love these, have taken similar ones aswell. 🤣

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#5

This Bathroom's Mirrors Are Sunglasses

This Bathroom's Mirrors Are Sunglasses

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool sunglasses!

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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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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Much better than mirror-in-pieces...

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#7

Great Mirror Placement At My New Place

Great Mirror Placement At My New Place

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, you get forget the selfies in the miror, but you're likely to have all your time to contemplate yourself while sitting on your "Porcelain Throne"

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

The Matrix Reloaded.

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#13

This Mirror At My School

This Mirror At My School

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes the size matters

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#14

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhrggg!

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#15

That's Just Unfortunate Mirror Placement

That's Just Unfortunate Mirror Placement

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

bwuhahahaha

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#16

This Damn Mirror

This Damn Mirror

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

I´m getting a headache with these fractured mirrors...

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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
Community Member
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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boredhuman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is pretty cool tbh

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#19

Bathroom Mirror Selfie

Bathroom Mirror Selfie

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ge pa
Community Member
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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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Might as well not put up a mirror at all if you're going to use crap like this

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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
Community Member
1 year ago

Get this man a nose

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#23

This Hotel Mirror

This Hotel Mirror

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
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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Benjamin Boysley
Community Member
1 year ago

cool concept, less functional though.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 year ago

Close the door?

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#27

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

No.

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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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Too lazy
Community Member
1 year ago

iron-man-mirror???

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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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Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Takes awhile for new trends, to catch on.

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