Introducing the 'selfie stick', because clearly there just isn't enough 'selfie' in the world

Our arms failed to evolve in line with our narcissism

The Oscars selfie, the no make-up selfie, the protest selfie… 2014 has been the year of the self-taken photograph thus far, with scientists now working up plans to power factories by selfie and David Cameron recently cancelling G8 because he and Obama are just going to take a selfie together in front of a Ukraine flag and hope for the best.

The selfie is not actually a thing of course, only so much as each instance of respiration is a 'breathie', but that hasn't stopped it being the go-to process when anyone in possession of a phone/camera is near some semblance of event.

But what to do when, in a fit of the Ellen Degenereses, your stupid non-extendable arms just can't fit everyone into shot?

Fortunately the compact camera boom is here, which allows you to both capture yourself with the population of a small town and make it look like you're walking an invisible robo-dog.

Simply slot your device into the end of it and you'll get an extra 1ft+ of reach, kind of like a pointer, only used for maximising Facebook Likes rather than learning things! Walking a dog? Prospecting with a metal detector? No, photographing self from pavement-eye-view!

Dubbed the 'selfie stick', it has been around for years but is seeing a resurgence thanks to the photo trend that refuses to die and its irresistibly alliterative new title.

Selfie sticks come with a convenient vanity mirror "Get the height that your arm doesn’t have!" the creators of the (sold out) Zuckerberg Selfie Stick scream, the features for which include a 'non-slip soft foam handle' for any unruly selfie takers, and the ability to 'take a picture anywhere without asking a stranger', eliminating the irksome need to ever speak to another human being again.

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