Selfies Have Killed More People Than Sharks This Year

Maybe don't do it for the Insta?

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Perhaps this was bound to happen. But now, taking a picture of one's self with a cell phone has become far, far more dangerous than aquatic creatures with very sharp, pointed teeth and an affinity for blood. 

According to Mashable, more people have died this year while trying to take selfies (12 people) than by shark attacks (8 people). Most of the tragedies were caused by people falling from cliffs or raised surfaces while trying to snap a pic. To which we ask: Remember when we had other people take our pictures? Or (gasp) tripods? Maybe it's time to go back.

Left Shark agrees.


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