Afraid of Shark Attacks? Selfies Are Deadlier

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By Conner Carey on Wed, 09/23/2015

Next time you go to take a selfie, make sure your life isn’t in danger first. According to the Telegraph, there have been 12 selfie deaths in 2015 alone. Compare that number to the eight people who were killed by a shark. Is this what Darwin meant by survival of the fittest?

In July, a woman was killed by a bison when she tried to pose for a selfie with it. In January, three students died by oncoming train when trying to take a “daredevil” photo. A man in California was hospitalized for five days after snapping a picture with a rattlesnake. There’s even a Wikipedia page listing selfie-related injuries and deaths. Meanwhile, selfie deaths are rampant enough in Russia that the government released a guide on “how not to die while taking a picture of yourself”.

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