Introducing the 'High-Five Selfie'

NC man's impressive feat starts Twitter craze
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2016 8:38 AM CDT
Introducing the 'High-Five Selfie'
Impressive.   (Twitter)

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 myself," Seth Schneider tweeted, alongside a blurry photo of himself in the mirror with his hands together, snapped by a cellphone falling through the air, per UPI. The post, now with nearly 434,000 likes and 171,500 retweets, has inspired countless others to attempt the same feat. Many have succeeded, though often with damage to one's cellphone.

"I saw a challenge. And I accepted. Also cracked my phone a bit but worth it," one user writes. Amanda Kooser at CNET was less successful in combining "skill, timing, and a whole lot of luck," though she commends "these modern-day superheroes" for "risking their phones to achieve the nearly impossible." Unless you have an unbreakable phone, your best bet might be to copy this Twitter user who used a pillow to cushion his phone's fall and ended up with one of the best high-five selfies yet. As Schneider notes on his Twitter profile, "I am not responsible for any broken phones." (Try it out: You might feel happier.)

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