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IN OMG! ON 28 May, 2016
Selfie, an extremely popular social media phenomena, that all of us are guilty of. But did you ever think that this harmless act could ever cost you your life? Well, facts state that it's more than just likely!
With the increasing reckless behavior of people, the number of selfie-related deaths and injuries is exponentially increasing, and if you don't believe us, just read ahead to find it yourself.
In the year 2015, more people died due to selfies, than due to shark attacks. When such a condition occurs, you know you are doing something wrong!
One would imagine that being supreme creatures on the planet; we would know how to maintain our center of gravity (or at least not get in a situation to completely loose it). But, as it has been said, humans don't cease to surprise the humanity itself!
I mean what obsession takes over us humans that we can't just wait to get to a safer place to be narcissistic and admire our own face?
India leads the charts across the globe for selfie-related deaths. Russia falls at the second position, and the United States of America are the third.
According to a survey, tourists were at a higher risk than the general public of a selfie-related accident, due to obvious reasons. Several deaths include one at Taj Mahal in India, and at the Running of the Bulls in Spain.
In 2014, U.S. Forrest Services had to issue a warning to the visitors of Lake Tahoe, directing them not to take selfies with bears. I mean, I didn't doubt that humans were dumb, but this dumb?!
After more than 10 selfie related deaths and 100 selfie related injuries, the Russian internal ministry launched a campaign 'safe selfie'. It's a brochure that warns people against taking selfies with guns, open wires, and animal, to name a few. This is actually the brochure from Russia.
In January 2016, the Mumbai police in Mumbai, India, established 16 'no selfie zones' after two selfie-related drowning incidences. Mumbai police always has your back!
Yes, death is a tragic incidence, but if we teach our children that guns aren't toys, we sure as hell do need to preach it too!
In 2015, a visitor at The Yellowstone National Park, was gored by a bison, as he tried to take a selfie with the animal. I am pretty sure, this poster was launched after the incidence.
In 2014, a pilot crashed a small plane while trying to take a selfie. Sadly, the pilot and the passenger, were both killed in the accident.
In the Ural Mountains, in Russia, two men died while attempting to take a selfie with an unpinned grenade. However, the phone survived the explosion. Yay, technology!