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Old 07.07.2015, 23:07
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Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

At least the flash worked and it will be a nice picture. Source: Telegraph UK
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Old 07.07.2015, 23:30
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

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At least the flash worked and it will be a nice picture. Source: Telegraph UK
The wrath of God ..... isn't vanity one of the seven deadly sins?
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Old 22.09.2015, 21:02
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

What a way to go. Apparently more individuals have died due to selfie related accidents this year than shark attacks, the latest death being that of a a tourist who fell down the stairs at the Taj Mahal
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Old 22.09.2015, 21:17
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

What kind of disclaimers are going to be sold with it now
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Old 22.09.2015, 21:22
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

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“We can confirm that the person who remained at Prince Charles Hospital for treatment following yesterday’s tragic lightening strikes in the Brecon Beacons has been discharged.”
Ironic choice of words there.
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Old 22.09.2015, 21:23
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

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"Danger - may cause injury - hold at arms length"
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Old 23.09.2015, 16:28
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

someone thought society also needed a selfie spoon. http://observer.com/2015/09/cinnamon...ast-is-sacred/
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Old 23.09.2015, 16:49
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Edit... I didn't mean it is for you TiMow.
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

Clearly a candidate for The Darwin Awards. Together with those three or so people who are killed by their own trousers each year...
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Old 26.09.2015, 12:31
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

List of selfie-related injuries and deaths
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Old 30.09.2015, 11:13
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Re: Lightning bolt killed a man carrying a selfie stick

The selfie obsession seems to have become interwoven in today's sharing culture. It's unfortunate that some pay the price for vanity with their death.
Another raising trend with dangerous consequences is taking photos near / on train tracks (Train track instagrams)
A Maryland teen was struck by an oncoming Amtrack a few weeks ago, as he and two other teens were having a photo shoot on the tracks.
Not sure how one best goes about protecting kids from dangers that come with oversharing. Prohibiting selfies, sexting and social networking would likely make them do those things behind your back.
Addressing low self-esteem issues and drawing the line between healthy and unhealthy activities seems to be further complicated when a majority of adults have regular selfie taking habits.
Teaching self-respect seems to be the key factor here, next to discussing (potentially) lifealtering dangers of risking life and limb for a perfect picture. Perhaps schools should join parents in helping kids take and share images in responsible and reasonable manners.
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