Social media and mobile technology have given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie. But not everyone is familiar with the term (though we know our readers are), so here’s a brief definition: a selfie is a picture of yourself, usually shared on any social networking site. Sounds totally innocent and cool, right? Well, we were surprised to find out that the American Psychiatric Association has classified the taking of selfies as a mild mental disorder, but we’re afraid that this isn’t even the most shocking or negative news concerning this trend. Other than being an outright expression of narcissism and vanity, selfies can be dangerous for your health and actually “kill” you. Believe it or not, it seems that taking a selfie is a extremely dangerous endeavor; many people have died while doing so and twice as many have been severely injured. According to the Telegraph more people have died taking selfies in 2015 than by shark attacks and the death toll keeps rising. It might be hard to imagine your smartphone as a deadly weapon, but after you read about these 25 People Who Died While Trying to Take a Selfie, you might just view this seemingly harmless trend differently.