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Dead Romanian Grandma Sends Creepy Selfie from the Afterlife

A scene in Scurtesti, Romania, where the alleged dead grandma selfie took place. (familypedia.wikia.com)

A woman in Romania is terrified after receiving a selfie she claims is of her grandmother. Her grandmother, we should probably add, has been dead for three years.

Gina Mihai, 34, believes her grandmother accessed her phone from “the other side,” and sent her a hella creepy-looking selfie to warn her she was enduring some sort of punishment in the afterlife, the Daily Mail reports. Apparently dead grandmothers leaving secret messages is a trend lately. Read More

Jesus died for our selfies

Selfie-Loving Spectators Terrorize Tour de France Cyclists

This was a terrible idea. (Twitter)

The greatest unforeseen danger to this year’s Tour de France riders isn’t a bunch of sheep walking around with cameras strapped to their backs; it’s spectators taking selfies.

Tour de France fans tend to line the edges of the race routes in droves, frequently with no gates separating spectators from riders. This year, selfie-taking spectators have been turning their backs to the road, and not always realizing when the cyclists have been approaching, the Guardian reports. Read More

Jesus died for our selfies

NYC Apartment Listing Promises Rooftop Is ‘Perfect For Selfies’

Imagine all the smizing you could do up here! (Screengrab: StreetEasy)

Renting an apartment to today’s youths poses a unique challenge. It must be close to the subway. It must be bright, and not located in a basement dungeon. Most importantly, it must be great for taking selfies.

At least, that was the thought process behind a recent listing on StreetEasy for an East Village apartment at 269 10th St. After describing the “5 to 10 minute walk from 6 & L trains, Union Square, NYU” and the “Modern kitchen, queen-sized bedroom with large closet & skylight,” the listing says: Read More

Selfie Nation

You Need to See These Smug Koalas Taking Selfies

This one's easily our favorite. (Instagram)

Step aside, Ellen, because a bunch of koala bears in a Sydney zoo have just become the new masters of selfie-taking.

As Australia’s The Telegraph reports, three koalas at the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo at Darling Harbour are rising to stardom over their newfound obsession with selfies.

They’re not using iPhones (that would be really hard, given their oddly-shaped paws), but a Sony QX100 camera, which has been installed in their enclosure. The camera, which was reportedly installed a few weeks ago, consists of a small lens attached to a tripod with bendable legs — easy for wrapping around a tree branch. The koalas’ movements trigger the camera to capture images, which are then displayed on a nearby screen. Read More

Jesus died for our selfies

Science Says The More You Post on Instagram, The Fewer Likes You Get

SELFIE (Photo: Celebuzz)

This is it. The fact we’ve all been avoiding, something we’ve all known to be true since the dawn of the Rise filter, has officially been confirmed by Science.

A recent study found that Instagram users who post too much or too often see less interaction from their followers, the New York Daily News reports. And that’s regardless of how many hordes of followers they have. Read More