In this modern day and age, death by selfie claims more lives annually than shark attacks do.
According to new reports, 2015, thus far, has seen more selfie-related deaths -- slips, falls, mindless accidents -- than lethal shark attacks.
There were at least 12 confirmed of the former and just eight of the latter.
Most selfie-related deaths are results of stupidity, like trying to take a dangerous, gravity-defying snap or a picture with a bear.
Most recently was the death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist who fell down the stairs while trying to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal.
The Russian Interior Ministry was seeing so many reports of selfie related deaths, it released a pamphlet this past July educating readers on safe selfie-snapping procedures.
Honestly, dying because of an accident while trying to take a picture — of yourself — is among the stupidest ways to die.
Kids, be safe and put your damn phones away.