I can't imagine what it was like when man first saw himself in a mirror-like surface. I imagine the reaction was something like the hostile reaction of a lesser animal, but with more club wielding and "ug"s. But I guess he figured out that club was his own, and how messy his hair looked, because we have harnessed the power of reflective materials to create mirrors.
Mirrors are great. They come in avail ty of shapes and sizes, you can even carry them around in your pocket. The applications of mirrors are plentiful too. You can go for the obvious like checking there are no bits of good stuck in your teeth and doing your hair, but you could also use them in fun houses to make people look bendy, or to deflect laser beams. Without mirrors we would all look extremely dishevelled a lot of the time, and there'd be a load of straight laser beams hanging around, and that's boring.
Mirrors are very useful, and although I may have broken a few in my time, I can safely say that it was always entirely my fault. If you want to see why people keep staring at your face, or just check out your make up, you would be lost without a mirror.
My rating: 5/5