Internet has given millions of people who are not talented enough to appear in actual Olympics something they can excel at.
In the spirit of other similar crazes such as planking and vadering, Olympians aim to outdo each other by posting the most imaginative and outlandish selfies – or self-portraits that a person takes of himself.
The Selfie Olympics began with a Twitter account, using the hashtag #SelfieOlympics. Selfie-takers contributing to the game of one-upmanship opt for the bizarre and the dangerous, or better yet, a combination of the two.
People are taking weird selfies of themselves for the Olympics Selfie. People’s submissions for the Selfie Olympics are all over Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
One has to be very creative to win this competition. Some people contort their bodies into ridiculous positions, while others are using an exorbitant amount of props to up their selfie game.
One photo shows a woman dangling precariously from a door by her shirt, while another sees a man in a canoe wedged between his bathroom door next to an enormous palm tree.
A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone.
Selfies are often associated with social networking. In the Korean Entertainment industry the word selca (short for self camera) means photos taken of oneself.
They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus.