Top 10 MOST DANGEROUS Selfies Ever TAKEN!
The art of the Selfie – spawning a subculture all on it's own, from planking, to... duck lips? When did that become a thing? Well, thanks to these 10 incredibly witless people, we absolutely love the selfie! For what’s bound to be an unintentionally hilarious installment, we’re looking at the most dangerous selfies ever taken!
Daniel Lau Goes Bananas
As we try to get over Mustang Wanted’s high-altitude selfie, our nerves are derailed once again by Daniel Lau and fellow fools – er, friends – Andrew Tso and Airin. Lau goes a step above Mustang’s insanity… well, a lot of steps above, with a selfie video shot atop a 1,135-foot-tall or 345 meter skyscraper in Hong Kong. Lau twirls his selfie-stick around, ensuring viewers get a good idea of just how tall 1,100 feet really is. To show how nonchalant the act of scaling the building was to the trio, Andrew and Airin chow down on bananas the entire time.
Mustang Wanted and the Votive Church
Pavlo Gennadiyovich Ushivets, or Mustang Wanted, has given us plenty of photos to get nauseous over, but none seem to do the trick like his selfie atop Vienna’s Votive Church. The stunt performer, known for his high-altitude antics, climbed the 325-foot or 99-meter structure and, once at the very tip, raised his camera up high and snapped a top-down photo. The calm in his eyes is incredible as our stomachs turn just looking at his incredible feat. Would you like some human to go with that testosterone, ladies?
Here We Go Again
While we’re concerning ourselves with driving and not paying attention, self-proclaimed Jill of all Trades, Bekah Stewart, adds a photographic gem to our catalogue of dangerous selfies. The blurring of background elements in this self-shot indicate that Bekah may want more than just a pinky on the wheel. And maybe even one less coffee in her driving hand. At least one eye on the road may even be a good idea, too, but who are we to tell people how to live? It’s a good thing she has that McCafe to keep her from falling asleep at the wheel.
Eyes On the Road!
There’s a trend that’s apparently going around where people stop to take selfies while they’re on the road. Actually, no, that’s not right. They don’t stop at all, they keep driving, because nothing says “safe” like traveling at moderate to high speeds without looking at where you’re going. These two Iranian geniuses were engaged in such an act. Sure, the passenger may have been holding the phone, but the driver was just as engaged, if not more-so, even taking both hands off the wheel to really get into the spirit of things. Said spirit landed the two in the hospital after their antics caused an accident. What a surprise.
Jared Frank’s Kick to the Head
Quick! A speeding train is coming your way, what do you do? F*** it! Let's take a selfie! At least that's what Canadian Jared Frank would likely say. While traveling in Peru, Jared came across the Inca Trail, a train route from Custo to the Machu Picchu’s “Lost City of the Incas”, and heading straight towards him was a high-speed train. Jared proceeded to station himself dangerously close to the tracks for a too-close shot of the train as it zoomed by, but as it past, Jared was kicked in the head by what’s believed to be a conductor. Could the swift kick have been an attempt to save the photographer’s life or was it just for the laughs? Either way, I would have done the same thing. Kids these days. No respect.
Look at the Birdy!
Firearm? Check. Phone? Check. Common sense? Ah, left that one in the other room! As the viewer, we can’t be too certain as to whether or not this handgun was loaded. We hope some sense entered the equation as this Yankees fan proceeded to point the barrel of his gun at his camera phone, which was situated right in front of his face. We hear testament of how durable some cellphone cases can be, but we’re figuring odds are slim that any, even an OtterBox, would stop a bullet at point blank range.
There are a few things in life that we wouldn’t count on when trying to capture the perfect selfie, one of them being that Mother Nature’s more volatile side wouldn’t rear its ugly head at an inopportune moment. Canadian adventurer and man with an unspoken death wish, George Kourounis, ventured down towards the lake of lava collected in the Marum Crater within Vanuatu’s Ambrym volcano. Amidst beyond boiling temperatures and while being pelted by acid rain, Kourounis stopped to take a selfie, the orange glow of the lava pool contrasting nicely against the shine of his silvery protective gear.
Trapping a Croc
You all know the saying, "boys will be boys", and taking a quick look at the Darwin Awards list, we can all see how that saying came to be. Well, move over you XY chromosome, "girls will be girls" is more politically correct, at least for our #8 spot. In this selfie, three tourists, at least one of them drunk, pose on top of what is said to be a bated crocodile trap. Ignoring the Warning sign, which is just a formality to keep individuals such as Jess and her two friends from being eaten, it was a very classy photo. Definitely worth the potential outcome of the girls meeting, face-to-face, with one of Australia’s large, carnivorous crocs – which are known for being cuddly creatures, right?
Selfie with Bulls
You’re running from a herd of animals that can impale you with ease… seems like the jolly good time to take a self-portrait, right chap? At least this red-shirted gentleman didn’t stop to take the photo, unlike in the unfortunate accident in August of 2015, when a now deceased man jumped into the bull run for a poorly timed photo op. This idiotic selfie did come with a price, though, as Navarre authorities looked to slap him across the face with a 3,000 euro fine in response to a law aimed at cracking down on foolish acts such as the "Selfie with Bulls".
The Edge, The Revenant, Grizzly Man – Hollywood has done a pretty good job of warning us about the potentially volatile nature of bears; one of those three is even a true story, so I mean come on!?… but people still seem to think that these over-sized, clawed mammals are living, breathing teddy bears. Sure, bears typically only attack when provoked, but is a selfie really worth possibly aggravating a ½ ton creature that can tear you apart and use you for toilet paper? Where do you think those bears in the Charmin commercials get that toilet paper...? Think about that. Anyways, our vote is “no,” but then again, we’re not on a quest for social media fame by being just another disastrous selfie headline.