Now some of these are REAL stupid. Climbing on trains, and being near trains is clearly a common theme.
The injuries with guns are indeed mostly pure narcissism/stupidity. Most of them were of those "gangsta selfies" where they put a gun to their head to look cool. Not only did they point a gun to their head, but they had to have it loaded, chambered, safety off, and finger on the trigger!
An 11-year-old Pakistani girl drowned while attempting to take a selfie at the Kunhar River, which flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The girl's mother jumped into the fast-moving river to save her but she was also swept away and drowned. On seeing both his daughter and wife in trouble the father jumped in; he also drowned. The dead bodies of the mother and her daughter were found; the father's body was missing. The six-year-old son of the family was a witness of the tragedy.
Did the parents impulsively jump? Did maybe the dad think for a second that if he doesn't make it, the 6yo will be an orphan, so it might be better to stay? Maybe the son was even trying to stop his dad, seeing how his sister and mother already stood no chance...
There is a phenomenon known as the amygdala hijack. It can cause you to jump in a river to save a drowning child before you even consciously know what you are reacting to.
They may not have had time to do any thinking in terms of "But what about my other child? What happens if we both die?" They may have just reacted in the moment, not thinking at all, really.
Crazy how many train related deaths are there. When I was young, I used to play around train tracks all the time without my parents knowledge. Back then there were no smart phones but even then its crazy How stupid that was. Its astonishing that I have made it out alive. Those things look like they are far away but you blink and boom they are right next to you.
So "selficide" would mean killing yourself, i.e. the same thing as suicide.
If they have photographic evidence from his phone shouldn't they know exactly how long he had been there?
Man, I'd be so pissed if I died because someone was trying to take a stupid selfie.
Sure, other countries had some as well, but if you scroll by country, it seemed like every US related one involved a gun.
There seemed to be quite a few of these. There is no such thing as accidentally shooting yourself. You can only do so through gross negligence (or positive intent). It's incredibly simple and easy to 1) Not point a gun at your face, or anything else you don't want to shoot, 2) check if a gun is loaded as the first thing you do any time you handle one, and 3) Keep your damn booger hook off the bang switch.
Which many people would consider to be "an accident". What's the point of this kind of safer-than-thou pedantry?
Believing "accident" is a term reserved for insignificant things is blame-culture mentality, and it has been time and time again been proven wrong. There are big, violent, absent-minded, negligent accidents.
Keeping people from getting hurt and killed? There's a grave responsibility one takes on when handling firearms. If you take on that responsibility, you have a duty to protect yourself and others. If you don't want that responsibility, don't handle firearms.
It doesn't keep people from getting hurt and killed. Gun safety does. Acting as though holding a gun means you cannot make a mistake or have an accident forbids people from being human, but since it denies reality, it changes exactly nothing.
But I'm guessing people either weren't expecting the trains, or weren't expecting to be electrocuted by them.
Since the danger was unexpected to the victims it's more likely for them to succumb to them I would wager?
Reading through the list, it appears nearly everyone on top of the trains accidentally touched something live - I'm guessing they didn't realize it was live or what would happen if they touched it.
They're wonderful, but that shouldn't be confused with "harmless".
Reminds me of a hiker video where the girl mentioned seeing a bear & instinctively going "aww" before realizing she'd just attracted the attention of a bear
Driving in Northern Ontario, there's signs warning people to not attempt to take selfies with bears