Paris Hilton Claimed To Invented The Selfie, The Internet Disagreed

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

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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