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fears & phobias

  1. maximus otter

    Male Mice Are Utterly Terrified Of Bananas

    Researchers at McGill University were studying pain sensitivity in mice and noticed something weird: When pregnant female mice—which were being used for another experiment—were kept close by, the male subjects started acting strangely. A grad student realised that they were “aggressive” and had...
  2. Victory

    The Sunday Scaries

    This is the name given to the feelings of dread/apprehension/tension/sadness/anger on a Sunday, when one knows the weekend is drawing to a close and the working week will begin the next day. For me it is very real, tends to kick in abut 6.30PM, when I know I have just the evening left to pursue...
  3. AnonyJ

    Strange Things That Scared You (But Aren't Obviously 'Scary')

    Sorry for the odd title and if anyone can think of a more apt one, please change it! I was talking with a relative a little while ago about things which scared or disturbed us when young, that weren't obviously 'scary' as such. Mine was at the very end of the UK TV broadcasts of the original...
  4. blessmycottonsocks

    Anyone Suffer From Vertigo?

    Must say, watching this made me feel quite queer! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37228413 As also do some of the more extreme 'Urban Explorer' videos you can find on YouTube:
  5. Spudrick68


    OK I'm quite a serious arachnophobe. I think I picked it up off my mum when I was a kid. I've been thinking about it again because I had a conversation with a bloke at work about the bird eating spider. He mentioned attempts to find the chicken eating spider. I'm not as bad as I used to be...
  6. C

    The Cave To Conquer Your Fears

    I remember seeing a TV show years back about a place in the UK where you could visit a cave which you could crawl into and when you reached the farthest you could go, you would speak to a demon and all your fears would dissapear or lessen somewhat. I remember vague memories of hippy/beatnicks...
  7. snavej

    Panic: A Genuine Example In The Old Sense Of The Word?

    In the summer of 1994, when I was unemployed for a while, I took a walk down to St. Mary's Church in Llanfair P.G., Anglesey, North Wales, U.K. The church is centuries old and the adjoining cemetery is full - there is hardly any room left for further burials. The church is right next to a...
  8. A

    Clowns: Evil Or Funny?

    C'mon - fess up! How many of you lot actually think clowns are funny? Can you actually say honestly that they don't give you the screaming heebie-geebies?
  9. C

    Childish Terrors

    Did anyone here when they were kids (or even as adults for that matter :)) have a ghost that lived in the toilet and if you didn't get downstairs before the toilet finished flushing, the ghost would get you and you'd DIE? Or any other childish fears - I know that the fears I had as a child...