Selfies are actually more deadly than sharks: report

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NEW YORK – If you are afraid of sharks here's a new statistic that may make you feel better -- more people died from taking selfies this year than from shark bites.

According to the website Mashable, 12 people have died in 2015 from snapping selfies, while eight deaths were caused by shark attacks.

It's possible there's been an increase of people reportedly making dangerous attempts at a memorable photo.

Selfie deaths are becoming so common that there is even a Wikipedia page dedicated to listing selfie-related injuries or deaths.

The Russian government released a brochure advising against taking "cool" selfies after a string of death-by-selfie incidents in the country.

So remember, no matter how strong your selfie game is, best to check over your shoulder before you click.