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Beware All Posers! Selfies Killed More People Than Sharks Last Year

by Laurence-Emmanuelle Bédard Published on September 23, 2015
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Sharks are scary. They have razor sharp teeth, they're followed around by a Jaws soundtrack, and they EAT PEOPLE ALIVE. We thought it was fair enough to avoid shark-invested waters in case of being a fish's dinner, but apparently there is a much more popular (and socially acceptable) way to die, and that's by the selfie.

Yup, according to Conde Nast Traveler in the last year more people have died through selfie-related accidents than shark attacks. While there have been eight shark-related deaths, apparently there have been TEN accidents involving selfies which ended in death. It has gotten so bad that measures are being taken to prevent further selfie-related death, with Russia even launching a campaign with the slogan: "A cool selfie could cost you your life" to warn citizens to watch what they're doing.

Selfie deaths in the last year have included someone posing for a selfie with a lion, posing after pulling a hand grenade and a 21-year-old falling to her death after attempting to take a selfie while hanging from a bridge (smh).

In America, The Yellowstone National Park has even had to issue warnings after selfie takers were gored by bisons over the summer. So remember people, before taking a selfie just think: 'could this kill me?'. If the answer is yes and you want to live, let it go. Your friends on social media won't care anyway, we promise.

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by Laurence-Emmanuelle Bédard
Jouez et gagnez une une de parfum La vie est Belle !
J'en profite !

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