If you’re a right-thinking kind of person you probably already quite rightly think that ‘selfies’ are an ego-fuelled abomination of humanity.
But, that doesn’t stop them being very popular. And, like lots of other things that are really popular and also evil – guns, drugs… zorbing etc – they’re also killing quite a lot of people.
In fact, they’re killing more people than sharks. You know, nature's perfect sea dwelling killing machine.
People narcissistically snapping themselves with the front facing camera on their smartphones are dying at a faster rate than those attacked by sharks. Let that sink in.
So far in 2015 there have been twelve recorded selfie deaths (we’re going to speculate that there could’ve been even more unrecorded) compared to just eight people dying as a result of a shark attack.
What a time to be alive. Or not.
In Russia in particular, selfie deaths are so rife that the government has had to step in to give advice on when you shouldn’t take selfies; places like train tracks or - what we’re assuming by the below image - when taming a lion.
That said, the Russian government also seems to think that being a homosexual could bring you a million years bad luck or something, so it might be worth taking their ‘danger levels’ with a pinch of salt.