The Dangers of Selfies.
Did you know there are more deaths per year while taking a selfie than being attacked by a shark?
It may seem silly to even think about, but selfie deaths are on the rise, especially in India, the US, and Russia. In fact Russia launched a "safe-selfie" campaign in July of 2015 to warn it's citizens of engaging in risky selfie behavior. Perhaps it's time for other countries to join in.
Drowning tops the list for deaths, followed by falling, being crushed by a train, gunshots, and electrocution.
It's sad to think we are so obsessed to let other see what we are up to that we would risk our lives.
The saddest moment for me was during our hike to Nevada Falls in Yosemite. I witnessed two young men walking to the edge of the cliff where the falls drop off. It seemed to me nothing good could come of this. I had to turn away.
I thought of yelling out a warning, but felt it may startle them resulting in a fall. We left, and started our hike back to the valley, only to learn about the death of Tomer Frankfurter the following day. Tomer fell over Nevada Falls in Yosemite while taking a selfie.
Be careful while using your phone to take a picture.
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