Last week, a flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston started filling up with smoke, which is one of the three or four worst things that can happen when your vehicle is whooshing along thousands of feet in the air. The oxygen masks popped out of the overhead compartments; the captain tried to calm everyone and told them they were going to make an emergency landing. Basically it was every flyer's nightmare scenario. And of course this seemed like the perfect situation for Shashi Bellamkonda, a Georgetown University professor, to snap a nice selfie just in case he ever forgets that day.
But while that plane landed safely on the ground, the same can't be said for the flight of certain selfie-enthusiast Ferdinand Puentes, who, after having his Hawaiian plane crash into the middle of the ocean, made certain to keep his priorities in order by taking a selfie as he floated adrift with the sinking plane in the background. It wasn't a serious crash or anything -- "only" one passenger died.
Actually, forget the bull thing earlier -- this will be the photo all of us should be remembered by:
"Debate still rages among historical scholars as to whether his denial of filter use is true."
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