Trypophobia: The fear of tiny holes

Some people fear spiders, but people like Kendall Jenner suffer from something even more unusual -- the irrational fear of tiny holes in odd patterns.

Trypophobics claim to have severe anxiety when looking at things like pancakes, honey combs or lotus heads.

Kendall Jenner revealed the phobia to fans in her blog, "I can't even look at little holes — it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what's in there?"

Although this phobia is not verified with scientific journals, it turns out this fear is pretty common and could be linked to our biology. The brain sends signals of fear throughout our body as a response to danger. The disgust we feel when seeing those objects is our body's way of telling us to stay clear of potential threat.

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