Warning: Selfies kill more people than sharks do (graphic)

Warning: Selfies kill more people than sharks do (graphic)
According to a report by Condé Nast Traveler, you are more likely to be killed by taking a selfie than from an encounter with a Great White Shark. A Wikipedia page is devoted to those who paid the ultimate price for merely shooting a self-portrait, using the front-facing camera on their phone. That site lists 18 events over the last two-years that resulted in a fatality, and four incidents where shooting a selfie led to a serious injury.

Recently, we told you about two separate incidents involving the attempt to capture a selfie with a rattlesnake. In both situations, which were just weeks apart, the owner of the phone received a life-threatening snake bite and ended up with with an extended stay in the hospital. The two men eventually recovered.

While Condé Nast says that there have been dozens of deaths this year related to selfies, shark attacks have killed eight people so far in 2015. The list of selfie deaths is pretty gruesome and includes electrocutions, accidental shootings and falls.

Just the other day, 27-year old Braxton Rocha was bitten by a Tiger Shark in Honolulu, and shot a video selfie of the incident which showed off his wound. You can see if for yourself by clicking on the video at the end of this story, but be warned. It is not a pretty sight.

The bottom line here is that risking your life to take a selfie is not worth it. You might not want to live a milquetoast life (Google it), but you don't want to end up as a sentence on a Wikipedia page that discusses your demise.



Thanks for the tip!

source: TruthTube, NYPost

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17 Comments

1. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

yeah...and with the further megapixel push ...rumoured handset with 21mp selfie camera, the selfie tards will make this a deja vu. .."international disaster "

2. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Stupidity is the only explanation I can think of. Seriously?

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Darwinism at its best

4. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Why do people do selfie? That looks stupid.

5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Life was so beautiful before selfie. find it really funny when seeing people taking pics using the so called selfiie stick

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yeah, right, life was so beautiful before selfie. lol

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well thats why SnakeBoy isnt around anymore lol

8. Kakarot

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

I accidently clicked the link snakeboy posted and i could'nt sleep for two days!

7. carlemillward unregistered

Haha, it might make it's way on Mortal Kombat as a new fatality. FInish him with a selfie.

9. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Actually one character,"Cassie Cage" has a fatality where she smashes off her opponents jaw with a baton,takes a selfie and posts it online...it's HILARIOUS

12. RaidenPR

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Stupidity kills more.

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Agree.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn bruh, stay out the water my dude.

14. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Am I the only one who just doesn't use their cameras all that much? I never taken Selfies and the only time I used the camera was to ask for help online when I was rebuilding my Motorcycle engine.

15. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Now this i can believe lol.

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Yes... those idiots who climb to the top of bridges and skyscrapers just to take a selfie... hate to say this but I never felt anything for those who fell to their death.

17. gaming64 unregistered

And this is why front cameras should die.

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