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More people die taking selfies than in shark attacks

Jane King joins us from the NASDAQ with those stories and more in this morning's Money Matters Report.
Jane King joins us from the NASDAQ with those stories and more in this morning's Money Matters Report.

Would you stand on the edge of a cliff for that ideal photo?

A lot of people would.

So many that more people have died taking a selfie than being attacked by a shark.

The Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care in India found that 259 people worldwide died in 137 selfie-related accidents between 2011 and 2017, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks.

And a new survey found that 41% of us have already risked our safety in pursuit of a selfie.

While there might be more ladies taking selfies in general, the men are more likely to take risks, according to a poll conducted by the smartphone case company Case24.com.

The company’s survey found 61% of males would accept the challenge of a cliff-edge photo, compared to 38% of females.

For this story and more from Tuesday’s Money Matters report, click the play button above.