News Selfies Cause More Deaths Than Sharks So Far In 2015

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  1. BethSucks

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    Selfies more deadly than sharks, reports show
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    We all think of sharks as deadly predators, but a new study suggests a more concerning cause of death: selfie sticks.

    In 2015 so far, at least 12 people have been killed in selfie-related incidents compared to eight from shark attacks, Science Alert reported.


    Last week, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack while using a selfie stick at the Taj Mahal in India. Other deaths linked to the self-portrait-taking devices were caused by preoccupied individuals falling off cliffs, crashing their cars, being hit by trains, and shooting themselves with guns.

    According to research from the Ohio State University in 2014, men who post a lot of selfies showed signs of psychopathy and had high levels of narcissism, indicating they may be more likely to focus on personal gain rather than potential danger in situations.

    "It's all about me. It's putting me in the frame. I'm getting attention and when I post that to social media, I'm getting the confirmation that I need from other people that I'm awesome," lead researcher Jesse Fox told Reuters at the time.

    By comparison, only 74 unprovoked shark attacks have occurred this year, by the Global Shark Attack File’s count, eight of which were fatal.
     
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    It's all about me. It's putting me in the frame. I'm getting attention and when I post that to social media, I'm getting the confirmation that I need from other people that I'm awesome," lead researcher Jesse Fox told Reuters at the time.
     
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    Good. I pray for more.
     
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    People really are way too into themselves these days.
    I wonder how many of these deaths are the selfie taker or some poor soul minding their business....
     
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    Espero que los Premios Darwin no se acaben gracias a estos idiotas.
     
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    Outlaw selfie sticks!
     
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    How many of the shark victims were trying to take a selfie with the shark?


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    I dunno, but hopefully there will be alot more.
     
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    Fuck you.
     
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    I hope government will give us a bunch of regulations on how to use our phones properly and save us.
     
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    Judging by the eyes she looks like she's smiling...can't really tell though because they are wearing surgical masks.

    Her lack of situational awareness might lead to getting hit by a car...but she won't catch a cold.
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    Anyone who owns a selfie stick needs to re-evaluate their lives.
     
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    Or end it.
     
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    I wanted to let them think they had hope.
     
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