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More than 250 people around the world have died taking selfies since 2011

cnorwood

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Oct 28, 2017
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IIRC wasn't natural selection Survival of the fittest actual not in the Origin of Species but actually a racist term made up by racists to "scientifically" justify their racism
 
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Tobor

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Oct 25, 2017
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IIRC wasn't natural selection actual not in the Origin of Species but actually a racist term made up by racists to "scientifically" justify their racism
What? No you do not recall correctly. It’s literally in the title of the book.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
 

cnorwood

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Oct 28, 2017
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What? No you do not recall correctly. It’s literally in the title of the book.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
No. You’re referring to social Darwinism.
Lol sorry I meant Survival of the fittest. Which is social Darwinism
 

Khaos Prime

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Oct 27, 2017
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259 in 7 years? Honestly not that bad. I'm sure there is some dumber activity that got more people killed in that time frame.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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China
I saw a super stupid one yesterday. Woman hangs out a train door to get a selfie at the exact time a train passes in the other direction. She falls out the train and was grabbed back inside the carriage by some guy before she hit the tracks.
 

Oniletter

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Oct 27, 2017
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IIRC wasn't natural selection Survival of the fittest actual not in the Origin of Species but actually a racist term made up by racists to "scientifically" justify their racism
I think what you are thinking of is Nazis translating "fittest" ( as in being best suited for a specific ecological sphere) to " strongest" in German ( as in the most powerful).
 

Afrikan

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Oct 28, 2017
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259 in 7 years? That's not many at all.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/weird-causes-of-death-2016-7?r=US&IR=T/#w28-contact-with-powered-lawnmower--951-deaths-1
951 deaths over a 15 year period due to lawnmower accidents.
Accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed is over 10,000 deaths in 15 years.
I don't know much about lawnmowers or how to use them, but I've heard this in the past.... and um... I'm presuming these deaths are pretty nasty situations. :x

How do most of these occur?

cue the The Happeing Gif
 

Marshall

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Oct 27, 2017
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The sadist in me wishes there was a concise list of each of these incidents, so Edna can read aloud each and every one.

“No Selfies!”
 

Betty

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Oct 25, 2017
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The pic was posted to facebook just before they were hit with the message "Standing right by a train ahaha this is awesome!"
 

asmith906

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Oct 27, 2017
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I don't know much about lawnmowers or how to use them, but I've heard this in the past.... and um... I'm presuming these deaths are pretty nasty situations. :x

How do most of these occur?

cue the The Happeing Gif
There was a guy up the road from me cutting grass. He slipped and ran over he foot with the lawn mower. Those things can be dangerous.