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NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles ) – A woman in Russia accidentally shot herself in the head with a gun. A Chinese tourist toppled a centuries-old sculpture at the Louvre Museum in Paris. A German pilot de-pressurized a commercial aircraft at an altitude of 29,000 feet when he opened the cockpit window. All in the name of taking a selfie on a selfie stick.

The dangers of using a selfie stick are plenty that many museums have totally banned its use by visitors. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is seriously considering adding the selfie stick to its list of items prohibited in carry-on bags. “It’s practically a lethal weapon, like a sword or baseball bat,” the TSA said.

Now, in a move that will change the booming selfie technology forever, member-countries of the United Nations have adopted a resolution agreeing to license owners of selfie sticks. While each government will pomulgate its own implementing rules and regulations, the resolution is clear that henceworth, it will be illegal for anyone to carry a selfie stick in public without a government-issued license.

Related: American Psychiatric Association Says Selfies Now a Mental Disorder

A U.N. spokesperson said that selfie stick licensing will ensure that only responsible individuals will be allowed to use this popular technology without creating any public danger, annoyance, or damage to property.

In support of this U.N. resolution, Pizza Hut today released the following public service video on the dangers of selfie sticks.




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