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People are firing their phones up in the air for this ridiculous new selfie craze

Come through, cracked screens!

#highfiveselfie

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YOU WANT TO know what the *mam voice* young people are spending their time at these days? Let us tell you.

Over the weekend, this mammoth achievement by engineering student Seth Schneider went viral on Twitter and Reddit.

Yes, that is a carefully timed picture of him high-fiving himself, captured in the split second it takes for an iPhone to snap a photo.

Why did he do it? Because he was “bored during a hurricane”. Seems fair.

With the tweet garnering over 168,000 retweets in two days, it’s unsurprising that people soon started to try it for themselves, firing their phones in the air and hoping for the best:

There have been a few variations to the theme, of course:

After the selfies began taking off, Schneider, the original poster, updated his Twitter bio to include this piece of relevant information:

I am not responsible for any broken phones.

Tell it to the judge, kid

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