People have fallen down the steps of the Taj Mahal, fallen off bridges, and been electrocuted in an effort to take the perfect selfie.
In fact, there have been more selfie-related deaths this year (12) than have been deaths from shark attacks (8).
The selfie obsession has reached such a point that some governments have introduced measures to reduce the risk of accident. In Australia, a 16 story rock that resembles a wedding cake has been cordoned off because despite warnings it could collapse at any time, people continued to take photos on it.
In Russia, a poster was released warning the public of the dangers of doing such things as taking a selfie while holding a gun. Good advice because a teenager died when he shot himself while taking a selfie.
The moral of the story seems to be not only that fatal shark attacks are far less common than you might think, but to think twice before you do something reckless in the hope the photo will win you some approval online.
So for this “Tips Tuesday” please think before you take an unnecessary risk to get the perfect selfie… what a waste of all that time and effort you put in to making your skin healthy & beautiful!