From Russia with love: A guide to taking selfies

Apparently, accidents from ill-advised selfie-taking positions have change into such an issue in Russia that the federal government has issued a marketing campaign about it.

From the BBC, the Russians posted a guide to taking safer selfies and even made a nifty chart illustrating a number of conditions an individual ought to keep away from when taking a selfie, like oh, standing in entrance of a practice, massive, wild animals or posing with firearms.

Many actions on the chart seem like vodka-fueled acts of derring-do. Whereas we all know most Russians are, uh, more durable than the remainder of the world, it makes us marvel if sufficient Russians are literally doing these items that it necessitates the federal government really depicting them as no-go actions?

Apparently so. The BBC stories, by way of a Russian newspaper I can’t learn, “The inside ministry’s Secure Selfie marketing campaign is a response to a spate of incidents by which children had been critically injured, or in some instances killed, whereas attempting to take footage of themselves, the Izvestia newspaper reports. The marketing campaign’s motto is: ‘Even one million “likes” on social media are usually not price your life and well-being.’ ”

The BBC provides that the incidents have concerned a “21-year-old unintentionally capturing herself within the head whereas posing for a selfie with a gun in Moscow” (she survived) and “a number of instances of youngsters being electrocuted whereas taking selfies on high of railway carriages.”

And we thought selfie sticks had been harmful.

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