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But that’s just the beginning.
Selfie sticks don’t just help you find your best light, they save lives.
A family swimming in Nantucket, Massachusetts, nearly got swept to sea by the current, all while their 16-year-old daughter was filming the ordeal on her GoPro, attached to a selfie stick.
“Typical millennial,” you may think: But if it weren’t for her, the family could have been shark food. Her father was able to grab the selfie stick and pull her closer to shore, where good Samaritans on the beach were able to grab hold of all of them.
If it weren’t for this trailblazing teen we may never have discovered the full potential of the selfie stick. We see the future headlines now:
- Woman uses selfie stick to beat away attacker
- Man falls into subway tracks, pulled to safety by selfie stick
- Selfie stick used to rescue endangered animals from wildfire
- After losing his ice pick to a bear, intrepid ice climber reaches safety thanks to selfie stick
- Airport employee attaches glowstick to selfie stick, safely lands runaway plane
- Family holds on to selfie stick, stays safe from tornado
- Stuck elevator door pried open by selfie stick
- Selfie stick plugs dam
- Selfie stick miraculously blocks assassination attempt on president
- Teen lost in woods makes makeshift bow and arrow out of selfie stick, rubber bands
- In revolutionary procedure, doctors save a man’s arm by adding a selfie stick implant
- Selfie stick halts assassination attempt, becomes national hero
Illustrations via Tiffany Pair
Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'