Selfie Trend Put Into Perspective: The Total Number Of Selfie-Related Deaths Since 2014

Selfie Deaths

Russian daredevil Instagrammer Kirill Oreshkin (top). Image Source: Kirill Oreshkin / Instagram

Even if you’re not among the 95% of millennials that take selfies, you know that the selfie is the reigning king of amateur photography. According to a wave of recent reporting, the prevalence of selfies is utterly staggering: the average millennial will take 25,700 in their lifetime; it is claimed that females aged 16 to 25 spend five hours taking selfies per week; and on average, 93 million selfies are taken worldwide each day.

But perhaps the most shocking statistic involves a far smaller number: 49. That’s the number of people that have died taking a selfie since just 2014.

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Most Americans Couldn’t Afford An Emergency $500 Expense

Injured Piggy Bank WIth Crutches

Americans have a saving problem when it comes to money, and it’s putting them at risk for financial disaster. Image Source: Flickr

If you unexpectedly received an emergency $500 bill that you had to pay–medical operation, home repair, etc.–would you be able to pay it? A recent Bankrate.com survey found that approximately 63 percent of Americans say that they wouldn’t, in fact, be able to deal with an unexpected expense in the $500-1,000 range. And some of us are feeling that pressure more acutely than others.

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Surprise! More People Google “Hangover Cure” On New Year’s Day Than Any Other

Google Search Hangover Cure

Image Source: The Washington Post

Google knows all.

Last year, The Washington Post had the great idea to chart the amount of Google searches for the phrase “hangover cure” for each day of the year. And, sure enough, it turns out that the phrase peaks–by an incredible margin–on January 1st. The article elaborates, “interest in ‘hangover cure’ is nearly 10 times higher than average on New Year’s Day.”

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