Selfie Related Deaths Are Becoming A Big Problem

With the death of a couple who were attempting to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park, selfie deaths are in the spotlight.

We now know that the couple, branded daredevils, plunged 600 feet to their deaths as they attempted to take a selfie. They’d successfully taken a similar photo at the Grand Canyon and even riskier ones elsewhere.

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A study of selfie related deaths taken by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Dehli, and shared earlier this month, shows that more than 250 selfie deaths happened between 2011 and last year. Drowning is the leading way selfie takers die. In the U.S. gun related selfie deaths are the top issue.

Many tourist attractions now have “no selfie zones” to try and avert tragedy. I say let's not have "no selfie zones".  Let's just let natural selection take over or as the late George Carlin culled it "culling the herd".

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