Sharks vs. Selfies

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  1. Iris

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    More people have died from selfies than shark attacks in 2015

    A 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died, and his travel companion has been injured, after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal.
    The man's death raises the selfie-related death toll this year ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ to 12. To put that in perspective, in 2015 there have so far been eight deaths caused by shark attacks.

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    It sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it isn't: The deaths are a tragic reminder to travelers that focusing on a phone screen instead of unfamiliar surroundings is not safe.


    Four of the selfie deaths this year, like the tourist, identified as Hideto Ueda, were caused by falling.


    The next leading cause of deaths involving selfies was being hit or injured by trains, either because the individual was taking trying to get a photo with a train or because the photo they wanted involved getting on dangerous equipment.

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    It's not clear if the number of daredevil selfies is increasing, but more and more tourists are making headlines because of their dangerous attempts at a memorable photo. Parks have closed because visitors keep trying to take selfies with bears, bull runs ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ an already dangerous activity ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ have had to expressly outlaw selfie-taking, and even Tour de France cyclists are concerned about selfie danger.

    With no idea how far some people will go for a great selfie, many landmarks have begun banning selfies ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ or at least selfie sticks. As Conde Nast Traveler pointed out in their article on selfies vs. sharks, in July the Russian Interior Ministry released a brochure, warning about cool selfies that "could cost you your life." Selfie-takers are urged to take precaution with weapons, ledges, dangerous animals, trains and live wires.


    "Before taking a selfie, everyone should think about the fact that racing after a high number of 'likes' could lead him on a journey to death and his last extreme photo could turn out to be posthumous," an aide to Russia's interior minister told Al Jazeera.

    Source: Mashable
     
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    Yep. Our "swift" legal system will have his sentence out in 16 years :nono:
     
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    seriously, I don't expect to hear anything about this for 2 years :van: :crap:
     
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    i already forgot about the incident, in two years no one will remember. Where's the satisfaction in all this ? :crap: :nono:
     
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    [video=youtube;DKTrQWRSqL8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKTrQWRSqL8[/video]
     
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    lel he didn't hold back from doing a Chris Benoit reference :thumbsup:

    no sharks though, since they're all dead already :tard2: :(
     
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    :lmfao:

    also, didn't know 'bad news brown', and a bunch of others (yokozuna too :crap: ) are now dead :cry: , I knew BNB from VCR cassettes of all of the 80s I bought in the 90s
     
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    looks like Rick "the model" Martel is still alive

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    never made the ghey connection when I was little :|

    Tito Santana, Papa Shango, Virgil and Nailz are not dead yet either, poor Big Boss Man though :(
     
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    Rick Martel died in a car accident is what I thought all along. WTH?!
     

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