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The World’s First Selfie!

The world is obsessed with the selfie.

It’s believed that the photograph below is the first selfie of all time. it was snapped in 1839 by Robert Cornelius, known as one of the pioneers of modern photography. The image was taken behind his parents’ lamp store in Philadelphia. It’s estimated that it would have taken over 3 minutes to take.

Cornelius

From the oldest selfie to one of the most unique, one taken on the edge of space. This video shows how Christopher Michel, a San Francisco based photographer, managed to snap the amazing selfie. When he took the selfie, he was 70,000 feet in the air.  He reached these dizzying heights in a U2 plane and used a GoPro to take the selfie.

Even though we can’t all take pictures from the edge of space, we can still take some pretty cool selfies. Check out these amazing ones.

Space

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for selfies. Maybe we’ll be seeing more space selfies in the future!

Jet

This trained pilot grabbed a quick pic while flying over these mountains. Hopefully he didn’t taken his eyes off the sky.

Ellen DeGeneres group Oscar selfie

One of the most famous selfies ever. It became the most retweeted picture with over 3 million people retweeting!

Christ

This selfie taken from on top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is very impressive, if a little dangerous. The massive statue stands 38m tall on top of an 8m pedestal with its arms stretched 28m wide.

baghdad

Auto pilot engaged. There’s no better way to take a break from flying than snapping a crazy selfie like this. But is this one real?