Trypophobia: Intense fear of holes, resulting in itching and uneasiness.
While admiring this lovely image of lotus seed pods, I stumbled across this strange phobia, also triggered by “crumpets, pumice, cavities in teeth, the Ampullae of Lorenzini in sharks, holes in concrete, bug tunnels in wood, enlarged pores of the skin, Aero Bars, holes in walls caused by bullets, bone marrow, wasps’ nest, honeycomb, bubbles in dough, ant holes, veins in meat, clusters of holes”. One cannot make this stuff up. It’s in Urban Dictionary 🙂
Did you know that 1 in 10 people suffers from a phobia? Do you have one?
• For more strange phobias, check out: http://georgielowery.hubpages.com/hub/Trypophobia
• Photo: “Alien Pods” by Hawaiian Sea on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/area53/5250769454/
• Lotus By Rabindranath Tagore http://allpoetry.com/poem/8516495-Lotus-by-Rabindranath_Tagore