Taking selfies in precarious locations has become so popular that people who die while taking pictures of themselves now outnumber shark attack deaths.
That’s according to a study by India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, which found that 259 people worldwide died in selfie-related accidents between 2011 and 2017, compared to 50 people killed by sharks during the same period of time.
The study also reveals 41 percent of selfie-takers have already risked death in an effort to take a perfect self-photo.
Those risk-takers are more likely to be men, as 61 percent of the males surveyed said they’d stand on the edge of a cliff for a selfie, according to the study. Only 38 percent of women said they’d do the same. Have you ever injured yourself while taking a selfie? How many selfies do you take in a typical week?
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