"What are some very irrational fears that you have and if you told anyone they would say, 'Wow, that's weird.'?" –– Oh, we're going to go down this rabbit hole, are we?

Okay, fair enough.

You can thank Redditor VeryChunkyChili for that, by the way. Let's get this going, shall we? In the meantime, I'd advise this individual to steer clear of their nearest Wendy's.


"Im scared..."

I'm scared that a bug is going to crawl into my hairdryer, and when I go to turn it on, it's going to shoot the bug into my hair.

oonei028

"That some toys..."

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That some toys in my room would "poison" any drink I left unattended, to turn me into a toy.

Obviously nonsense, but I still don't leave drinks in there unattended.

RotMGAbe

"I am convinced..."

I am convinced that, one day, I will find a dead body so I am consequentially always looking for one.

sheepdreamsrobot

"The enemies..."

Remember Animorphs? The enemies in that series were slug people that crawled in your ear at night and took over your body, but you are still conscious in your head and can experience everything they are doing. So for like 5 years I slept in my bed and covered my ears with my blanket.

The_Red_Pine

"I have this weird fear..."

I have this weird fear that every time I go to clear out my body of waste, you know what I mean, I worry that I'm actually asleep and in reality am at work or in public just dumping my load in front of people. So every time I sit down on the toilet I have to pinch myself to ensure I'm awake and conscious. It's definitely the weirdest habit I have and I have no idea where it stems from.

Gorsskyy

"9 times out of 10..."

I have a phobia of balloons. 9 times outta 10 when I tell people this they find a balloon and squeeze it and pop it right in front of me, to see if I actually have a phobia.

burn-after-use

"I'm afraid of..."

Going to the bathroom with the shower curtain closed. I'm afraid of someone or something hiding behind the curtain and waiting to attack me while I'm vulnerable on the toilet.

SmiffyWaldorf

"Every time..."

Every time I drive over a large overpass I get a moment where I fear it will collapse.

BeaversAndButtholes

"I wouldn't call it a fear..."

i wouldn't call it a fear, but flour makes me really cringe. if i'm watching a cooking show and people are touching flour or rubbing it on the table i have to shut my eyes. if i was making bread or something, i'll touch it, but i'll hate every second of it.

lipscratch

"I don't like to walk..."

Landmines. I don't like to walk through random yards or field because landmines are scary.

There has NOT been a war in my area for about a hundred and fifty years.

passedives

CW: Suicide

There is so much to learn in life.

And once you acquire certain things mentally, you regret it.

How much 411 have you come across over time that made you think... "How can I unlearn that?"

Yeah, not possible.

Knowledge is power and sometimes it's a nightmare.

Don't we have enough to keep us up at night?

Damn curiosity.

Well let's do some learning.

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But sometimes, refusing to believe the truth could have serious consequences, up to and including climate change, the effectiveness of masks, and the disproportionate amount of gun violence in the US.

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