MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who took the first selfie?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who took the first selfie?

Selfies have become such a huge part of our culture since the invention of smart phones but who took the first one?! A lot of people say Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian… when it fact it was someone WAY before those two were even born.

Back in 1839 there was a guy in Philadelphia named Robert Cornelius who accidently took a self-portrait of himself while he was experimenting with the invention of one of the first camera models. This is technically the first selfie ever taken.

So if anyone ever tries to argue with you on this you can drop that knowledge on them.

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