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In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

Subscriber Exclusive. Between October 2011 and November 2017, at least 259 people died taking selfies around the globe, according to India's Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks in the same period.

Each year worldwide there are ~ 10 deaths attributable to shark attacks compared with ~ 150 deaths worldwide caused by falling coconuts. More people each year are killed by elephants, crocodiles, bees, and wars and many other dangers that confront us, than by sharks.

Selfies are themselves not harmful, but the human behavior that accompanies selfies is dangerous," the study said, cautioning that "although our study has enlisted the largest number of selfie deaths and incidents to date, this is just the tip of iceberg."

Tourist dies after taking a selfie near a waterfall in Thailand. A French tourist died on Thursday after he slipped and fell from a waterfall in Ko Samui, Thailand, authorities said. The 33-year-old man fell from the Na Mueang 2 waterfall, the same spot from which a Spanish tourist died in July.

A shark's sense of smell is powerful – it allows them to find prey from hundreds of yards away. Menstrual blood in the water could be detected by a shark, just like any urine or other bodily fluids.

Three species are responsible for most human attacks: great white (Carcharodon carcharias), tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier), and bull (Carcharhinus leucas) sharks.

Some people do it 8 times a day or more.

 Google reports that its Android devices take 93 million selfies per day, and in one poll, 18-to-24-year-olds reported that every third photo they take is a selfie. Some subjects in one study reported taking more than eight selfies a day.

Selfie-postings provide people with a channel to manage others' impressions of them, creating and boosting their self-esteem, which can support their happiness and physical attractiveness. The selfie phenomenon is transforming social culture.

But Tommy Honton, co-curator of the museum, thinks that despite Kardashian West's proclamation, the selfie is still alive and well. “Selfies are just another form of self-portraiture, so saying the selfie dead is like saying the era of photography is over,” Honton says.

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

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A 2018 study of news reports showed that there were 259 selfie deaths in 137 incidents reported globally between October 2011 and November 2017, with the highest occurrences in India, followed by Russia, United States, and Pakistan.

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