It's impossible to scroll through your social media feed without coming across a selfie. Although the idea of taking a photo of yourself has been around forever (no, Paris Hilton didn't invent it, despite what she may claim) with the invention of camera phones, selfies have become the most popular way to snap a pic. The Oxford English Dictionary even named "selfie" as it's word of the year in 2013.
But, as it turns out, there is a dark side to selfies. And no, it's not that some people don't know their angles. According to a new study over 250 people have died while trying to take a selfie.
According to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, between 2011 and 2017, 259 people died in selfie-related accidents. Of course, they weren't just snapping a pic of themselves with their pet or showing off their new make-up look, these people distracted themselves from a dangerous situation by they were taking a selfie.