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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

Christopher Hooton
Monday 31 March 2014 16:50 BST
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Who are these cool customers!

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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