MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:
"Venues around the world have banned selfie sticks due to concerns about them being used as weapons. If you think that’s a ridiculous reason, get this: a martial arts center in Moscow, Russia, has launched a new course on how to use a selfie stick as a weapon for self-defense.
"BBC News reports that the class is geared toward tourists who travel with selfie sticks to take pictures of their vacations. They’re often the target of muggings, and 'the only means of defense that all travelers have is the selfie stick,' one of the organizers tells M24."
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