Research released relating to the 49 deaths caused by selfies in the past two years has produced some truly bewildering data.
The estimated 28 deaths caused by selfies in 2015 is more than double the eight caused by shark attacks in the same year, 11 more than were caused climbing Mount Everest and on level with the amount of deaths caused by skateboarding.
The survey has shown that the deaths have majorly been caused by selfie-takers falling from heights or drowning, though more obscure cases have included the Mexican 21-year-old man who accidentally shot himself while taking a selfie with a gun and the two Russian teenagers who tragically blew themselves up while posing for a selfie with a live grenade in the Ural mountains.
“A third of all overall selfie-related deaths were caused from falling from height…”
Other unfortunately bizarre examples include the Cessna pilot who crashed and killed himself and a passenger after losing control of the plane while taking a picture and the man who attempted to take a selfie at the running of the bulls festival in Spain and was fatally speared by one of the animals in the process.