Paul McCartney "Invented the Selfie" (Or So He Claims)

By Jack Tomlin on at

This one's for all those duck-faced posers out there who thought that they had broken new ground by flipping the lens on themselves in the hope of receiving a flurry (or not!) of notifications on Facebook and Instagram: Macca beat 'em to it.

Sir Paul McCartney (of Wings fame -- only the band The Beatles could have been), being interviewed on The Jimmy Fallon Show, lays down his claim of being the inventor of the ubiquitous viral vanity snap, after Fallon pulls up an old sepia picture of Macca selfie-ing with a hipster's-dream camera back in the 1960s. [YouTube via Time]