Only in Russia: local food regulator claims selfies are a health hazard

Only in Russia: local food regulator claims selfies are a health hazard
Did you know that selfies be not only fun, but also dangerous? In fact, if you ask the Russian authorities, the selfie phenomenon might be one of the main reason behind a widespread infection. This hilarious verdict has recently been issued by local FDA equivalent Rospotrebnadzor (technically, going by the cumbersome Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, which abbreviates to the mind-blowing FSSCRPHW, but that's a topic of separate discussion).

It all has a fairly logical explanation that might surprise some of you:


The explanation comes from the agency's division in the city of Kursk, and is accompanied with a reminder that kids infected with nits are not allowed to join organized groups, and will likely have to sit at home and lament their selfie wrong-doings while being treated for the infection. 

Possible lice emergency

Possible lice emergency

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14 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No shi* Sherlock. Why don't we just put those nuclear protection suits on then? Problem solved! Let's call this the "selfie suit" from now on!http://www.matisec.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/produit_zoom/produits/kigv.jpg

6. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

asap you're gonna need one of those soon

2. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

They got a point there.

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What the actual f*ck.

4. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why call it hilarious when it is a known fact that lice infection is faster if you're closer to people with it? This is the problem with most Americans: they get too much first world problems that natural logic and scientific facts make them think other nations are just being crazy.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, I'm scratching my head over this one too (hahahahahahahahaha!!!) It seems like this Russian regulator is making a fair point, so why is PA ridiculing it?

16. aLEN_006

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Because they are spreading s**tty western propaganda.

5. ketnn

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

yes they are right... because they have "head lice" !

10. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Only in Russia? Come on, these news are so old that they were classmates with Jesus.http://www.cnet.com/news/are-selfies-causing-the-spread-of-head-lice/

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

in Russia ...Selfies take you

12. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

No....just no....

13. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I am too hot to take a selfie and show it on the internet

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This guy is absolutely right. Touching heads with people is basically just dumb unless you know they are relatively free of parasites/mites/bugs/etc. Keep in mind that a healthy looking person might have virulent mites/bugs that their immune system has learned to cope with, but your immune system will just end up getting its ass kicked. Many people lose their hair in later life due to mites/bugs of various sorts.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i bet the people in the pix has lice...:)

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