Report: Selfies Have Killed More People Than Sharks This Year
The website says that there have been eight known shark-related deaths around the world this year, compared to at least 12 fatal accidents stemming from an attempted selfie.
For instance, a Japanese tourist recently died in India while trying to take a selfie after he slipped and fell down the stairs of the Taj Mahal.
In Houston earlier this month, a 19-year-old man shot himself in the throat while snapping selfies with a gun.
In July, a man was nearly killed when he tried to take a selfie with a rattlesnake and was bitten.
Then there was a Tennessee tourist who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge to take a selfie. He wasn't hurt, but the stunt forced New York City to increase its security measures over the summer.
And last but not least, a woman in Yellowstone National Park was attacked by a bison in July when she turned her back to the animal and tried to take a selfie.
In Russia, officials have warned people to avoid dangerous selfies, citing about 100 injuries and dozens of deaths there.
"A cool selfie could cost you your life," the interior ministry warned in a new leaflet packed with tips such as "a selfie with a weapon kills".
The campaign uses warning signs to explain the dangers of selfies [Russian Interior Ministry]
In January, two young men blew themselves up in the Ural Mountains while taking a selfie holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled out. The mobile phone with the selfie survived as a record.
In May, a teenager in the Ryazan region died while attempting to take a selfie as he climbed on a railway bridge and accidentally came into contact with live wires.