Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
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Any other trypophobes out there?

Today I saw that Scientific American covered trypophobia, which is a fear of holes, especially in organic matter. It's not a medically recognized phobia, and only one paper has recently been published on it. The researchers speculate that this is an evolved aversion to decaying matter, disease (sores), or poisonous animals. I've always had this deep-seated revulsion at holes such as beehives and lotus pods, but just thought it was a quirk. It's been amazing to see all the news coverage in the past couple of years, and know that it's a pretty common thing!

I didn't see any posts about this on the O-deck, so thought I'd just ask. Any of you guys have a similar reaction?


And totally non-scientific youtube test:

How far can you make it? I stopped around 15 seconds.


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