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Selfies have proven more dangerous than sharks in 2015.
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Put the selfie stick down.

There have been a lot of global deaths this year connected with selfies. And with the death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist trying to get a picture of himself at the Taj Mahal, it brings up a whole lot of questions about why we are risking our lives to get these snapshots.



The Guardian had compiled some of the stories behind these unfortunate deaths in trying to answer the larger question of 'why?'.

The incident now takes the death toll of officially recorded selfie-related deaths to 12. Previous incidents this year include a man who was gored to death taking a picture during a bull run in a Spanish town, and two men who accidentally blew themselves up in the Russian Ural mountains when posing with a live grenade. The picture was discovered saved to the camera roll on one of the men's phones.

Other selfie related deaths this year in Russia alone include a 21-year-old woman in Moscow who shot herself in the head while pointing a 9mm pistol at her temple, another who reportedly fell from a bridge and a teenager in Ryazan who died when coming into contact with live wires while snapping a portrait near to railway tracks.




They mention that 'hundreds' of injuries led Russian authorities to compile a nation-wide safety campaign to increase selfie awareness.



Mashable put their best accountants on it and found out that our vain exploration to take pictures of ourselves has caused more death than sharks.

They have a helpful chart to accompany the information.



What the hell is happening?



Why can't you people control yourselves?



Keep it together, world.

Sarah Michelle Gellar honored Robin Williams on the anniversary of his death.
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Aug. 11 marks the one year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.

There have already been tributes from news sites and ways to remember him, like which of his movies to stream.

One heart-felt remembrance leapt out from Sarah Michelle Gellar as she posted the following picture to her Instagram.



One of Williams' last roles was on the CBS television show The Crazy Ones. It was a single-camera sitcom that CBS cancelled after one season in May of last year.

Gellar played Williams' daughter on the show and she might have been one of the last to get to know the comedian during the final months of his life.

It's an incredible quote from Emerson and another reminder of one more great talent lost.



It was another beautiful summer weekend, which means you had lots of plans out in the sun (or plans to get away from the sun).

This also means you probably missed out on a few of the culture happenings.

Don't worry, we've got you covered.

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UPDATE: While people are trying to still make sense of Williams' suicide, his wife revealed that the beloved entertainer suffered from Parkinson's disease in the following statement:

Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.

It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.

The Oscar winning actor and comedian unexpectedly passed away Monday morning at the age of 63. According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coroner's office, the Sheriff's office suspects the death to be "suicide due to asphyxia." Williams' publicist has released the following statement:

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

Robin Williams won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting and is also well known for his other roles in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, and Jumanji.

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Maya Angelou, the respected poet and civil rights activist, was highly admired for commitment to making a change in the world with her commanding ability to express equality through the written word.

According to her literary agent, she died at her home in North Carolina. She was 86 years old.




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Bob Hoskins, the British actor who was known for playing tough guys and working-class gentleman in films like "The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Hook," has passed away at 71. This loss has come nearly two years after he retired from acting following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He will be missed by many.

What are some of your most memorable and favorite roles that Hoskins played?

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Surrounded by her family, Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85 late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.


The little girl in curls who defined an era of big screen entertainment and lifted the spirits of many during the Great Depression and who later grew up to be a diplomat will be missed by many.

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