What short memories we have. Surely you saw these around. I did. But then I'm 35, and you may be 23. Anyway, the selfie stick isn't new. The BBC tell us how it came about twice:
Most interesting to me is this bit:
If anything, today's selfie is as good at taking photos as it is at checking makeup, hair, spots, etc. This goes for both women and men. And as I said, the simple selfie has been one of the goals of photography since the beginning.
It's just that with front-facing and back-facing lenses and screens, the selfie (and stick) make a lot more sense today than it did 30 years ago.
Via Petapixel: The Original Selfie Stick Was Invented in the 1980s