Overall, the study (released by Carnegie Mellon University and a pair of Indian Universities) found eight common factors involved in selfie deaths. They are height, water, height and water, train, weapons, vehicles, electricity and animals. Men were responsible for 76% of the selfie deaths even though women take more self portraits overall. 70% of the deceased were age 24 or younger, confirming that Millennials are the group most interested in snapping selfies in the first place.
The report takes a mathematical and scientific look at trying to distinguish between a dangerous selfie and a non-dangerous one. You can click on the sourcelink to check that out. We think that using one's common sense is a better guide than looking at raw science to determine if the selfie you are shooting is safe. Obviously, taking a selfie while tightwalking on a shaky rail on the 36th floor of a building is not safe. Taking a selfie with a rattlesnake is also not wise. Use discretion and you probably will be able to live through all of the selfies that you take.
source: CarnagieMellon via NYPost
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nothing to see here guys..just natural selection doing its job
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 4:20 PM 15
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I know, right? Just like those weak ladies that get snatched up by those stronger guys in the middle of the night and get killed or raped. Survival of the fittest, right?
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 5:17 PM 0
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That's a totally unrelated response, we're talking about dumb people getting themselves killed by taking selfies they can avoid taking. Is like I'm driving at 100 km/h and I decide to take a snap. dafuk man, it's common sense.
posted on Nov 22, 2016, 9:46 AM 1
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Here comes the (they were using an iPhone crap).
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 4:20 PM 4
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Considering India has the highest percentile of death......whoever says that is probably wrong :D.
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 4:31 PM 5
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Well Dark, you were the first one to state that crap. How about you go somewhere with your humongous head and do something productive with your time? But no, you'd rather attempt to start a trolling party, because your life is actually that boring. People like you are incredibly annoying. All you do is try to swing a topic in your way so you then can feel proud that you influenced a conversation, and the only reason you do this is because you can't add anything to the subject conversation. Your version of providing two cents is dividing people up, intentionally and irrationally. Next time you open your mouth, say something worth saying.
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 5:18 PM 2
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Hey...seeing as the topic was brought up, I'd like to get in on this. Any guesses as to the ratio of iphones to Androids in these deaths?!? I'm thinking somewhere between 5:1 & 10:1 but leaning more towards the latter.
posted on Nov 21, 2016, 11:56 PM 0
It's really not that easy to just look at market share. Especially with so many people living there (and I know not all of them have smartphones), 3% are still a lot of users. Could easily be only upper class takes a lot of selfies. Also one would think it would be mainly women (since they take a lot of selfies) but in fact it were mostly men who died during a selfie http://www.newsx.com/national/
posted on Nov 22, 2016, 3:23 AM 0
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We shouldn't bring attention to this, because then warnings will be posted, or camera apps will post a message stating to remain aware of surroundings, etc. Let's keep the warning labels off of everything, as life should be difficult for stupid people.
posted on Nov 22, 2016, 7:49 AM 0
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