Uh-oh. Kim Kardashian might want to rethink taking a selfie the next time she opens her camera app! A new study shows that taking selfies have killed more people than sharks have in the past year.
Kim Kardashian, 34, managed to stay alive after taking so many incredible selfies, however, the same cannot be said for others. Recent findings have revealed that taking a picture of yourself is more dangerous than encountering a shark in the ocean.
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The number of deaths are fairly close in comparison. A website dedicated to keeping track of fatal and non-fatal shark attacks, Shark Attack Survivors, has cited eight deaths in 2015 from shark attacks. While Mashable reports that there has been 12 selfie-related deaths. Selfie lovers should probably start being more careful when they indulge in their favorite past time. Who knew taking a picture of yourself could be so dangerous?
During the famous annual bull running festival in the town of Villaseca de la Sagra, Spain in Aug. 2015, a 32-year-old man died after being gored by a bull. He had apparently wandered into the center of the bull running area to take a selfie on his mobile device. As the animals started coming in his direction, the man was able to film a collision between two bulls before a third one ran towards him and gored him in the back. So sad. Bull running festivals are very dangerous, which is why there’s a protected area for onlookers.
Man Falls to His Death After Trying To Take A Selfie At India’s Taj Mahal
This is just another example of a selfie-related death. A Japanese tourist who was identified as Hideto Ueda reportedly fell down at the Taj Mahal’s Royal Gate after he tried to take a selfie. The 66-year-old lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead, as reported by the BBC. An eyewitness at the scene also revealed one of Hideto’s colleagues, who fell down with him, fractured his leg. An investigation is being conducted to figure out how the incident occurred. The Japanese embassy has been contacted about Hideto’s unfortunate death.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers! Do these recent findings make you want to take less selfies?
— Michelle Phi