The Essentials

How Selfies Are Killing People

Want to know a weapon of self-destruction the next time you travel?


It could be your smartphone. Over the past six years, at least 259 travelers around the world have died while taking selfies.


It seems we spend more time documenting what we’re doing than actually enjoying the experience. And in the process, selfie-takers are dying by being hit by oncoming trains, falling off cliffs, waterfalls and buildings.


So the next time you take out your smartphone to take a picture, aim it in front of you.


That way you might just see the train in time.