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NASA’s Curiosity rover just snapped another adorable selfie

October 26th, 2019

NASA scientists working with the Curiosity rover have had plenty to be excited about over the years, with discoveries coming regularly, revealing tantalizing details about the Red Planet and its history. Recently, a  “special chemistry experiment’ was conducted by the robot for only the second time in its history, and the completion of that experiment …

selfie deaths

Woman nearly kills herself while snapping a totes adorbs bridge selfie

April 6th, 2017

Smartphones have forever changed humanity, and nowhere is that more apparent than at the Foresthill Bridge in Sacramento, California. There, a woman fell 60 feet from a set of metal girders and landed hard on a walking trail, knocking herself unconscious and pretty severely injuring herself in the process. But why? Why was the woman …

Samsung Galaxy Note Selfie Ugly

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

June 30th, 2016

Hey you, Samsung Galaxy-wielding selfie taker. You’re ugly. I’m serious. And it’s not my opinion either. It’s Samsung’s professional opinion about its customers who buy Galaxy phones in general. That means you, too. You see, it appears that BY DEFAULT, the selfie camera has beautification features that make you look a lot better in pictures …

Seal Selfie Warning

Baby seals are being killed by ‘sealfies’ because humanity is awful

June 3rd, 2016

People are bad, Snapchat is awful, and selfies are the worst. Exhibit A: the federal government has had to issue warnings against taking selfies with baby seals, because it’s causing seal pups to be abandoned and die. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been forced to issue a specific warning against taking selfies with …

Selfie Deaths

Selfies have caused more deaths this year than shark attacks

September 22nd, 2015

Early this week, a tourist tragically fell to his death while posing for a selfie at the Taj Mahal in India. Earlier in the month, a man accidentally killed himself while trying to take an Instagram selfie of him holding a gun. What’s more, there have also been a few reported instances of tourists in …

Selfie History

Before the iPhone: What selfies in the 1800s looked like

June 5th, 2015

The concept of the “selfie” has seemingly taken on a life of its own in recent months. Today, the word is actually an official entry in both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries. What’s more, there’s even a selfie emoji in the works that may land on your iPhone sooner rather than later. Given the ubiquity of smartphones, not to …