The causes of selfie-related fatalities


#1

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#2

This makes me so sad. I feel so sorry for all the families and loved ones of these folks. My heart goes out, honestly.


#3

It appears that the primary cause of selfie-related fatalities is Putin’s Russia.


#4

What’d he do with his human?


#5

Somehow does this make me think about ‘Darwin Awards’.


#6

Interesting, I would have thought narcissism would have been the leading cause.


#7

As a ski patroller, I’m seeing more and more attempts at this as snowboarders go ripping down steep runs with more attention to their camera than to the terrain or traffic – and that includes two epic wrecks this year alone.


#8

In Russia selfie takes you? I don’t see how else that picture is a selfie.

(Yes, I can read, but I wanted to make a Yakov Smirnov joke.)


#9

You found him! So sad…


#10

Roger That!


#11

Causation or correlation? All the examples are dudes.


#12

Well, there’s a correlation between dude-dom and risk taking. I would speculate that women are more likely to die of texting while driving w/r/t cell phone use.


#13

Russia actually put out a selfie-warning pamphlet last year.

Here is part in the original Russian. Go figure.


#14

Hey, that is a Vizsla! Great bird dogs. Hungarian Hunting Hounds.


#15

Not a selfie, but - on the Ka’au Crater trail here, while trying to get a better angle on a landscape photo, a woman stepped right off the edge of a cliff, at the top of a waterfall. She did not survive.


#16

Yes, had 3 when I owned a ranch, I couldn’t believe it when the local pound had all 3 up for adoption, wonderful animals. They retrieve, track, and point, very well.


#17

Wow 3! Yes I thought they were great dogs growing up. And their hair is so short you don’t have such a mess shedding. And they are very pretty with their rust color.


#18

I’d almost call the building-dangler a suicide. Maybe he didn’t deliberately let go, but if he was making a habit of hanging off tall buildings by one arm, he probably wasn’t in his right mind and didn’t care much whether he lived or died.


#19

Eh - there are lots of people who do extreme things that are in their right mind. Rock climbing is dangerous. Free rock climbing even more so. But not really suicidal.


#20

Talking to self: “A little further back please. Just a little further. One more step baaaaaaaa…”