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03 January 2014 @ 04:13 pm
Phobias and such  
[trypophobia - consider skipping if you have this fear badly enough that even talking about it distresses you]

I don't seem to have trypophobia (fear of things with holes in them, like lotus seed pods), but I do seem to be moderately disturbed by things that look like blisters or, even worse, clusters of blisters. On Facebook, I keep seeing an ad for losing weight like Christina Aguilera by eating some miracle fruit, and it grosses me out every time. On the other hand, pomegranates and papayas don't bother me at all.

Article about trypophobia; no images as of 20140103.

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 3rd, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
I would be delighted to know. I didn't want to click on the link from FB because I don't want more ads of that type.
browngirl on January 3rd, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's n Australian Finger Lime. You know how citrus fruits have vesicles inside their flesh, filled with juice? These limes have round vesicles that aren't connected tightly, hence the appearance. They're just another fruit, but the way they are presented in those ads is definitely unnerving!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 4th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
Huh. So I did an image search on Australian Finger Lime, and some of the pictures are still kind of ooky to me, but *nothing* like the one in the ads. Thanks for the info!
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on January 4th, 2014 10:47 am (UTC)
Thank you for explaining.
browngirl on January 5th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
*blush* You're both very welcome!