A Selfie Is Not Worth Dying For

Taking a selfie has become remarkably popular rapidly.  What started as just holding the cellphone or other photo device in front of you and taking a photo to share on the internet, has turned into a life threatening obsession for many selfie lovers.

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Soon came the extendable rods, known as the selfie stick to enable users to take better selfies from a distance.  But this wasn’t enough for those obsessed.

Risk taking to get the best selfie has become a scary reality,and the death rate is rising.

A Selfie Is Not Worth Dying For!

The competition for the best selfie is high, as horrific selfie videos and pics spread across social networks.  The more risk you take, the more viral your pics will go.

Selfie risk takers have jumped onto speeding trains, taken photo’s with unsure footing on high buildings, while driving, while operating machinery, while holding a firearm and the list of stupidity goes on and on.

Some Deaths Related to Taking A Selfie

While it seems most of the selfie risk takers are under 25 years of age, many tourists of various age groups have also got into the risky selfie obsession at tourist destinations.  This problem has prompted many tourist outlets to ban selfies altogether.

Article written by Wen Dee

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List of Tourist Attractions that have Banned Selfies and/or Selfie Sticks

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