According to media reports, more people die taking selfies than from shark attacks, which is a staggering thought considering the fearsome reputation that sharks have. Thinking back, though, how often have you lost sight of your surroundings in the search for the perfect selfie? Whether you are leaning over a bannister, stepping backwards without looking or simply sticking your head out of a window, they are all decidedly risky propositions. ASUS France has published a small infographic, detailing how not to take a selfie. Of course, it’s no coincidence that the Taiwanese handset maker also sells a smartphone called the ZenFone Selfie.
In case you were wondering, the ZenFone Selfie sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage, MicroSD card support and a 13MP rear camera with dual-flash. There’s also a more than handy 3,000mAh battery to get you through the day. As is fitting for the device name, the Selfie features a front camera with a whopping 13MP sensor, along with dual-flash.
As for the dangers of taking selfies, as the image suggests, taking selfies while driving, cycling, jumping out of helicopters, during a lightning and thunderstorm, standing on the train tracks with an approaching train behind you, or indeed, posing next to a grizzly bear, are not recommended. Chances are, if you insist on taking selfies in situations such as those mentioned, you may well end up mentioned in the Darwin awards. So be careful out there.