Imagine you are on a holyday with your family or friends. You see something great and you know that a million regular photos has been snapped before, with that exact scene. How to spice things up for your virtual friends and make them hate you more? Of course, take a selfie. Hold right there!
Before you go even further with this idea, you should know that taking a selfie comes with incredible risks attached to it. Driving, flying, or doing any other activity that requires you to focus is from the start not compatible with taking a selfie. If animals are involved, chances are they will not like your idea. And the list goes on. We have chosen 17 innocent people who tragically died while trying to take a selfie in an attempt to raise awareness on the tragic phenomenon. People are dying before or after taking their beloved pics. Is it really worth it?
Taking a selfie has become a second nature for most people and even professional photographers are dropping the charges on this new form of artistic expression. However, with so many cases where things went wrong, some measures need to be taken. Tourist officials are beginning to create selfie free areas, where this dangerous sport is allowed. At the same time, insurance company let no one go on a trip without asking first “Are you going to take a selfie while enjoying your vacation?”.
1. Down The Stairs At The Taj Mahal
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With terrorist threats at each step of the way, taking selfies while on vacation might seem the safest thing in the world. This was not the case for a Japanese tourist on vacation in India.
As we all know, taking a selfie with a monument in the background requires not only a long enough selfie-stick, but also some delicate positioning. Trying to get the angle right fully absorbs some people, and it is much easier for them to ignore the risks.
What was supposed to be the perfect vacation photo to make your friends at home jealous ended up with a death certificate. We are curious what happens with social media profiles once the user is dead. Is there a Facebook heaven where you can add God as friend?