It's official: Selfies are 50% more likely to kill you than sharks... 6 years ago

It's official: Selfies are 50% more likely to kill you than sharks...

What has the human race come to?

It turns out that you're more likely to die while snapping a selfie than be killed by a shark, according to Mashable's number-crunching.

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The selfie death toll for 2015 is 12, compared to eight shark-related fatalities.

To be fair, we do spend more time with our iPhones than we do with our sharp-toothed swimming friends, but it's still a stark reminder to practice selfie-safety.

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Of course, people don't actually die from taking the selfies like a Stephen King-inspired horror story (that we've just patented). Rather they die from falling while taking selfies at a dangerous height, or by being hit by a vehicle while they focus on their phones.

Either way, when your own phone becomes more of a threat to your life than the animal they based 'Jaws' on, then it's time to be a bit more careful.

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Definitely don't take any selfies with sharks, anyway.