Just in time for Shark Week comes the strange story of Pete Wentz's shark selfie. The image above, a photoshopped image of Wentz 'taking a selfie' while being pursued by a Great White, reportedly comes from a year's old Tumblr post that was then turned into a bogus news story about a man, "James Crowlett," a 34-year-old insurance salesman from Oregon, who died attempting to take the selfie to end all selfies. Wentz even got into the silly spirit of things by tweeting out the news story with the caption, "Rest in Pete." Sadly, many were fooled by this digital sleight of hand and believed the "shark attack selfie" was, in fact, real. So in case anyone is wondering, Pete Wentz is alive. The rule of three does not apply here.
Two women from the Australian women's hockey team may have captured the selfie of the year.
As far as humble-brags go, this one takes the flour-less cake. Derek Theler, the comedic relief on ABC Family's ‘Baby Daddy’ and object of lust for those with eyes, confessed to Men’s Fitness that, though he is no stranger to shirtlessness, be it on TV or IG, he is a bit embarrassed by how often he shows off his Greek physique:
Part of your success on Baby Daddy may have to do with your physique…
That is absolutely what I’m known for, and I think it’s in my contract that I have to have my shirt off every other episode. It’s funny because I actually am kind of embarrassed about it, but when I do come out of the bathroom wearing a towel for no reason (laughs) I try not to put it out there, but I work hard on looking as good as I can, and I’m young, so it’s something I guess I should be proud of.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, looking as fresh as they did in 1991, shot a reunion selfie remaking the famous shot from Thelma & Louise, reminding us that it might be time to give it another watch.
Sarandon tweeted the photo:
With the help of a GoPro camera and a stick, photographer and “adventure rider” Alex Chacon created a 360-degree selfie documenting his exhaustive travels around the globe that spanned 36 countries, 600 days, 5 motorcycles, and 125,946 miles.
See all the places (and faces) Alex discovered on his journey, AFTER THE JUMP…
Gay vloggers Mark E. Miller and Ethan Hethcote set the Guinness World Record for the most selfies (355) taken in one hour over the weekend in Miami Beach, in a project with Mission Smile.
Naturally, it was all captured on video. Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...
The record-breaking task might sound easy, but there were rules placed to achieve the highest level of self-indulgence.
"The way this works is it's not just one person taking photos of themselves, but they have to have a different person in each photo that they take," explained Official Guinness World Records adjudicator, Kimberly Partrick. "The challenge is about getting engagement from the crowd wherever you are."
And boy, did she mean challenge.
"I'm truly out of breath right now," Miller, a recent graduate from Ball State University said after running from beach-dweller to beach dweller, taking selfies with each and every one of them from 12th Street all the way to 9th.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
For more of Mark and Ethan's videos, click HERE.