Russia issues statement against selfies, says the trend is a health harzard
Who would have ever thought that holding heads together with your best friend in a selfie that will go up on Instagram next minute with a caption that looks like “Best Day Ever”, will ever be dangerous to your health? Well, Russian health regulators says it is.
According to the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare in Russia, bringing together of heads help in the spread of lice. It sounds illogical that selfies will be dangerous to your health at first but on a second though, didn’t your elementary school teacher teach you about lice and how they spread?
“The growing popularity of selfie photography, where groups of teenagers pose for pictures together, contributes to the transmission of parasites, something that happens when the young adults touch heads. This is one of the main ways head lice spread, and thus selfies have become a reason for widespread cases of head lice infestation (pediculosis capitis),” a statement issued by the agency read.
Meanwhile, the agency’s branch in the Russian city of Kursk has warned children that their infection-ladden heads won’t be allowed inside organized public gatherings, reminding them of the cost of taking a selfie. Earlier this year, this dude killed himself while taking a selfie with a gun.
Before then, let’s take an Oscar selfie first…with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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