More People Have Died From Selfies Than Sharks This Year

The art of taking the perfect selfie is putting you in serious danger....


FACT! We all know that it takes a lot of time to take the perfect selfie.

There's getting the right angle, making sure the lighting is good, and then picking the perfect filter.

All in all, it's a process that could take ages and often consumes ALL your attention. And that's even before you squeeze in a few extra people to make the perfect group selfie...

But, some of us it seems are going the extra mile... and even endangering ourselves to get the perfect selfie. 


The stats are out and according to Mashable more people have died this year from taking selfies than enduring shark attacks.

The death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist last week who fell down the steps of the Taj Mahal while taking a selfie, bumped the number of deadly selfies to 12.

Only eight people have died from shark attacks this year, to put that into perspective.

In July this year, following the fourth selfie-related fatality in the country, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a set of ‘safe selfie’ guidelines.

Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

The guidelines include helpful advice like 'don't use selfie sticks on train platforms' and 'don't try to take a selfie while walking down the stairs'.


All common sense really, but based on the stats, these are useful reminders..

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