Some of the best discoveries are accidental …
For example, penicillin was discovered when a lab technician left a petri dish out, and penicillin mold drifted through the window and accidentally landed in it … killing the germs in the petri dish.
Likewise, I recently made an accidental – although admittedly very minor – discovery.
Here’s the backstory …
I love shaving in the shower. The steam loosens my facial hair for shaving, and it’s a relaxing and comfortable environment.
But the “fog-free” shaving mirrors my wife keeps buying me only last a couple of weeks before they start fogging up. In other words, the special “fog-free” coating on the mirror quickly wears off, and the things become worthless.
My accidental discovery occurred when:
(1) My fog free shower fell off the wall; and
(2) I accidentally placed my bar of soap on the mirror.
I discovered that the thin film from the bar of soap made the mirror fog-free again. In other words, a thin film of soap makes a mirror fog-free.
So all you have to do to make your own cheap shower mirror is lightly rub any small mirror with a wet bar of soap before you shave. If the film is too thick, just splash a little water on it.
Voila! Fog free shower mirror!
You just saved some money.