When it comes to taking the perfect selfie, people will go to great lengths to get the perfect shot. But sometimes, those lengths can be dangerous.
Selfie sticks, for example, are becoming increasingly popular, but they can also be very dangerous. In 2015, there were more than a dozen reports of people being injured while using selfie sticks.
In one case, a woman in the United States was impaled by a metal pole after she fell while taking a selfie with a selfie stick. The pole went through her cheek and out her mouth.
In another case, a man in Australia fell down a set of stairs while using a selfie stick. He suffered serious head injuries.
And in yet another case, a woman in the Netherlands was hit by a train while taking a selfie on a railway track.
Selfie sticks may make it easy to take a selfie, but they can also be very dangerous. If you’re using a selfie stick, be careful and be aware of your surroundings.