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Snapchat Stunt Ends in Teen's Death

Jonathan Chow, 17, fell four stories when he jumped over a railing at a mall

(Newser) - A teen in Singapore fell to his death while reportedly attempting a Snapchat stunt, the New York Post reports. Jonathan Chow, 17, leaped over a railing at a shopping mall expecting to land on a ledge. But the surface collapsed under him, and the teen plunged four stories as a... More »

In Just 30 Seconds, Selfie-Taker Busts Museum's Exhibit

Yayoi Kusama's pumpkin room at Hirshhorn to get added security

(Newser) - Who knew a walk through a pumpkin patch could be so perilous? A visitor to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, tried to take a selfie inside Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's mirrored room full of more than 60 spotted glass pumpkin sculptures over the weekend and fell into one,... More »

Man Ages 30 Years in 11K Daily Photos

Karl Baden has taken daily selfies for 30 years

(Newser) - On Feb. 23, 1987, Karl Baden set his 35mm camera on a tripod, stood in front of it with a neutral expression, and snapped a selfie. He's done the same thing every day since except one—he blames "a dumb moment of forgetfulness" on Oct. 15, 1991—resulting... More »

A Moving Selfie Turned Into 'Fake News' on Facebook: Suit

Anas Modamani says social network isn't doing enough to stop slander using his image

(Newser) - The concept of "fake news" has infused itself into the regular news cycle, and now a well-known Syrian refugee says he's embroiled in it—and he's suing Facebook as a result, the Guardian reports. Anas Modamani made headlines in September 2015 when he took a selfie with... More »

The 5 Most Frivolous Lawsuits of 2016

You better believe 'monkey selfie' made the list

(Newser) - These are the five silliest and most frivolous lawsuits of 2016, and if you disagree, you can sue. The Institute for Legal Reform picked its annual 10 most ridiculous lawsuits by having 5,000 people rank the most popular stories on Faces of Lawsuit Abuse . Here are the top five: More »

Cops: Woman Hits Police Car While Taking 'Topless Selfie'

The Texas A&M freshman also allegedly had an open bottle of wine in her SUV

(Newser) - A Texas A&M student was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly crashed into a police car while taking a "topless selfie" for her boyfriend, KAGS reports. According to the Eagle , the cruiser was parked in the street with its emergency lights flashing when it was rear-ended by an SUV.... More »

Introducing the 'High-Five Selfie'

NC man's impressive feat starts Twitter craze

(Newser) - Still taking ordinary selfies? Prepare to feel as old-fashioned as a flip phone. The "high-five selfie" is the newest trend, thanks to a North Carolina man's Twitter post on Saturday. "Today is the proudest day of my life. I successfully took a picture of me high fiving... More »

Terror Suspect Took Selfie With Trudeau

'A guy like this should not have been able to get so close'

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau has posed for countless selfies in the 11 months since he became Canada's prime minister—including one with a man security experts say shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near him. A man who appears in a selfie with Trudeau taken in Montreal last December is being... More »

Good News, NH: You Can Take Ballot Selfies Again

Federal court says ban infringes on 1st Amendment rights to 'core political speech'

(Newser) - If you live in New Hampshire and want to take a picture of your Election Day ballot to post on Facebook so your friends can argue over your judgment, that's your call. So says a federal appeals court that overturned a ban on ballot selfies, ruling that the 2014... More »

See Anything Remarkable About This Photo?

An epic portrait of the selfie era emerges on campaign trail

(Newser) - A striking photo is going viral because it shows a group of women turning their backs on Hillary Clinton. But these folks are, in fact, Clinton supporters—it's just that they're all trying to take selfies with the candidate, explains BuzzFeed . The photo was taken by campaign photographer... More »

Taking Selfies Can Improve Your Mood

Don't be so quick to judge the selfie-snappers

(Newser) - If you smile enough, and see yourself doing it, and share it with friends and family, you may actually make yourself happier, at least according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine reporting in the journal Psychology of Well-Being . The team tracked 41 college students' moods for a... More »

Selfie Shows Before and After of Heroin Addiction

Courtney, 24, is two years sober and hoping to inspire others to get clean

(Newser) - On Wednesday, a Reddit user named DisregardThisOrDont posted an incredibly powerful selfie, Stuff reports. The selfie—posted alongside a mugshot taken two years ago—is captioned: "Here is what 826 days sober looks like. Recovery is possible!" According to the Houston Chronicle , DisregardThisOrDont is a 24-year-old named Courtney.... More »

Sheriff: Paramedics Used Incapacitated Patients in 'Selfie War'

They allegedly took selfies with 41 patients, only 3 of whom consented

(Newser) - Authorities say two paramedics in Florida engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients, the AP reports. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications. Authorities have... More »

France Attacker Took Selfies in Killer Truck

Possible accomplices seen in photos arrested

(Newser) - Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel apparently spent days in a state of gleeful anticipation before he used a truck to kill at least 84 people in Nice, France. The Guardian reports that photos have emerged of the 31-year-old Tunisian posing for selfies in and next to the rented truck used in the... More »

Dad of the Year Recreates Teen Daughter's Selfies

'Best troll ever'

(Newser) - Washington state dad Burr Martin proves nothing makes "sexy selfies" taken by teens look sillier than when they're recreated by a 47-year-old man. Us Weekly reports Martin is going viral after recreating a number of his 19-year-old daughter Cassie's selfies and posting them on Instagram . “Instead... More »

Teen's Gunshot Death Likely a Selfie Gone Wrong

Police say no adults were home when 15-year-old DaMontez Jones shot himself

(Newser) - An attempt at a selfie gone horribly wrong apparently killed a St. Louis-area 15-year-old who fatally shot himself in the chest last week. Local police say DaMontez Jones likely found the loaded and unlocked gun on a top shelf of a bedroom closet, and that it went off on Friday... More »

Irritated Elk Charges Yellowstone Tourist

Animal charged after woman kept creeping closer and closer with her camera

(Newser) - First we had Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. the elephant ; now, Yellowstone tourist vs. the elk. Yellowstone's wildlife rules are clear: Stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, quadruple that for bears and wolves. But one woman ignored that Sunday and got too close for an elk's comfort—... More »

Texas' New Selfie Statue Has Residents Wondering WTF

'I'm embarrassed for everyone'

(Newser) - A statue of two girls taking a selfie that was recently installed in Sugar Land, Texas, has residents reaching for their phones—but not to take a photo. “I’m embarrassed for everyone," one person tweeted . "This is why people hate the young generation! Stupid things like... More »

Trapped Couple Rescued After Sending Selfie From Cliffside

'I've got an idea, I'll send you a picture as well'

(Newser) - We've heard about selfies killing people , but one couple trapped on a cliff in the UK may have actually been saved by one last weekend. Mashable reports an unnamed couple stuck Sunday at Winnats Pass guided the Edale Mountain Rescue Team to them with a selfie. The couple were... More »

Tourist Shatters Historic Statue in 'Boneheaded' Selfie Attempt

24-year-old awaits trial

(Newser) - Portugal's revered King Sebastiao, also known as the child king, was crowned as a 3-year-old when his grandfather died in 1557. His father, having died two weeks before his birth, never got to meet the near-mythical figure. And now, reports the International Business Times , tourists are being denied a... More »

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