WATCH: ‘World’s scariest selfie’ taken on top of Hong Kong skyscraper
TORONTO – A photographer in Hong Kong has taken the selfie of all selfies — from the top of an 1,135-foot skyscraper.
In a video posted to YouTube, Daniel Lau, along with fellow photographer Andrew Tso and friend A.S., are perched on top of Hong Kong’s fifth tallest skyscraper; The Center.
As his friends sit on the peak eating bananas, Lau, using a “selfie stick” to hold the camera, stands and gets a dizzying, wide-angle panoramic shot.
Many viewers of the video, which is being called the “world’s scariest selfie,” have commented the footage made them sweat or made them feel sick.
While selfies have become part of our daily lexicon, they’ve also become increasingly dangerous as people try to capture themselves in memorable moments.
In April, a Regina man was kicked in the head by a train conductor in Peru while taking one too close to a moving train.
A man was also attacked by a squirrel in April after taking one with the furry creature, who appeared friendly before turning on him.
And at the Tour de France in July many fans put themselves in danger trying to get selfies in front of the riders on the course.
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