Many of us born in the pre-mobile age will recall another such stimulator of self-critique: the mirror! Also termed ‘looking glass’ for obvious reasons, polished obsidian stone reflectors have been discovered in Turkey and dated to 6000 BC.

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"You don’t have to be famous or Jesus to have your face on toast!" the company says on its site. “Give us a hi rez photo of a face or pet and let our toast engineers create fun breakfast memories! We are good but remember fine detail is darn near impossible to achieve with heat and toast.”

Next up… Poptarts

Once at the store, the family was told that an Apple employee could download all the photos and other information from the stolen iPad onto the new one, Morningstar said.

When the process of transferring data was complete, a photograph of the server that he apparently took of himself – otherwise known as a “selfie” – appeared. The photo had been taken after the family had left the restaurant, Morningstar said.