I don't understand or care for selfie sticks, and it turns out that The Smithsonian doesn't either.

The Smithsonian, the largest research and museum group in the world, has banned them from its museums. 

The selfie stick allows users a longer reach when using a smartphone or camera to take a selfie. They first became popular in Asia, but have moved to the U.S.

They are annoying.

"We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences and leave the selfie sticks in their bags," an official from The Smithsonian told BBC News.

This new rule wasn't inspired by any one person or incident.

The Smithsonian is simply trying to prevent any issues from arising.

This is the first change in many years to The Smithsonian's rules.