It might sound peculiar to you that there is such a thing as trypophobia, which is the irrational fear of objects that present patterns of tiny holes or bumps. However, this phobia can be expressed not only as fear but also as anxiety and nausea. What’s more, several studies have shown that quite a significant number of people feel uneasy about tiny holes. How weird is that, right? If you know you have trypophobia, stay away from this article. Yet, if you’re not sure, and want to find out, take a look at the following pictures. Sometimes we don’t know what we fear until we are forced to deal with it.
Even baby barnacles might be dreadful
You can blame it on trypophobia, but this is, in fact, a horrible picture, whether you suffer from that condition or not. If you have ever heard of barnacles but still don’t know what they are, think of crabs and lobsters, which are similar. There are two types of barnacles: the first type attaches itself to the surface of floating objects in the sea, and the second group adheres to living creatures, like whales or tortoises.
Once they are secured, the barnacle reproduces on its own. It releases eggs and sperm, and the new barnacles will keep expanding through the surface they have attached to. Just the thought of having one of these curled little animals close to me makes me shiver.