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Beware All Posers! Selfies Killed More People Than Sharks Last Year

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 23 September 2015

Sharks are scary. They have razor sharp teeth, they're followed around by a Jaws soundtrack, and they EAT PEOPLE ALIVE. We thought it was fair enough to avoid shark-invested waters in case of being a fish's dinner, but apparently there is a much more popular (and socially acceptable) way to die, and that's by the selfie.

Yup, according to Conde Nast Traveler in the last year more people have died through selfie-related accidents than shark attacks. While there have been eight shark-related deaths, apparently there have been TEN accidents involving selfies which ended in death. It has gotten so bad that measures are being taken to prevent further selfie-related death, with Russia even launching a campaign with the slogan: "A cool selfie could cost you your life" to warn citizens to watch what they're doing.

Selfie deaths in the last year have included someone posing for a selfie with a lion, posing after pulling a hand grenade and a 21-year-old falling to her death after attempting to take a selfie while hanging from a bridge (smh).

In America, The Yellowstone National Park has even had to issue warnings after selfie takers were gored by bisons over the summer. So remember people, before taking a selfie just think: 'could this kill me?'. If the answer is yes and you want to live, let it go. Your friends on social media won't care anyway, we promise.

So would you rather be in a sharknado than take a selfie? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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