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Do not google trypophobia. Ugh. I want to vomit.

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:03 pm

Seriously... don't.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:21 pm

ok

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 2:30 pm

As a public service... and that's the least disturbing image I saw on Google Image Search.

The term trypophobia (sometimes called repetitive pattern phobia[1]) was coined in 2005, a combination of the Greek trypo (punching, drilling or boring holes) and phobia.[2][3] Although not recognized in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.,[2][4] thousands of people claim to be fearful of objects with small holes, such as beehives, ant holes, and lotus seed heads.[4] Research is limited and Arnold Wilkins and Geoff Cole, who claim to be the first to scientifically investigate, believe the reaction to be based on a biological revulsion, rather than a learned cultural fear.[4]


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Postby the lynx » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 2:38 pm

I don't know... I get excited seeing cross section of termite mounds, bee hives, hornet nests, sponges and ant galleries. And I love lotus root soup. And I have multiple piercings on ears.

Tryphophilia, perhaps? :P :lol:
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Postby nutnut » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 2:46 pm

It's kinda gross to be honest, I'm with you! Now don't think about Orange Penguins....
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Postby bgd » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 3:08 pm

Well I didn't listen :roll: but can't say I understand it. Supposed to be a fear of clusters of small holes but all the images are of people with just that. I guess I missed something here but if you are scared of something surely you avoid it?

Oh and it seems that most of the images are of girls? Is this a female dominated thing?

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 3:33 pm

It's a relatively recently discovered (but obvious) phobia that scientists believe produces a reaction in a large % of the population. The reason is obvious - this type of image related to poxes, infections, diseases etc.

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Postby katbh » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 3:37 pm

Somehow I think PNGMK wrote the wiki entry!

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 3:54 pm

I don't have a fear of holes, but I have a fear of people with diseases that produces clusters of holes in their skin. Hows that?

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 3:56 pm

nutnut wrote:It's kinda gross to be honest, I'm with you! Now don't think about Orange Penguins....


Or blue waff... nevermind.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 7:04 pm

'Clusters of small holes'.

Is that like a Geylang massage parlour? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 7:52 pm

:o

I wouldn't know. Anything you'd like to tell us? :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:34 pm

Not personally - yek!

I went down Desker Road and the surrounding alleys one night with some p'd up mates in the mid-90's, armed with a video camera. I lived close by on Mt Sophia and had heard what went on up that way, but still was shocked to see the sordid deprivation at first hand. I wonder if it's still the same.

Perhaps sometime I should try and host some of those old vid-clips...


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