According to one recent survey, the average millennial will take 25,700 selfies within their lifetime. Mind-blowing that, isn't it? If you factor in the average life span of 27,375 days, that's more than one selfie a day.
No matter how you feel about the selfie, they are sort of a way of life now. Open up any of your social media accounts and you'll be greeted with the
smiling pouting face of your pals, and to think, just a few short years ago - selfies weren't really a thing.
According to Paris Hilton, the selfie was actually invented just 11 years ago when she and Britney Spears posed for this photo:
But it turns out that Paris is wrong, and people were so keen to let her know.
This dude was quick to point out this mirror selfie from 1910:
It got even more interesting, with astronauts and members of The Beatles and one of The Rat Pack getting involved:
Not to mention this iconic moment:
And of course, this legend:
So, there we have it Paris, you might be responsible for a lot of things (although, I literally can't think of one) but the selfie isn't one of them.
And if you're now thinking, 'I've probably taken about two this year', like I am, you need to remember that Paris and everyone who has ever appeared on a reality show are out there boosting up the numbers.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Paris Hilton