Mental Health

The Real Origins of These 20 Strange Phobias

Trypophobia: Fear of holes

Trypophobia is defined as the fear of "irregular patterns or clusters of small holes." Things that might trigger this fear in people are pores, honeycombs, seed pockets in fruits, etc.

Some scientists believe that this fear may have evolutionary origins, and that these irregular patterns of small holes could have indicated danger.

Yet again, a Kardashian suffers from this phobia. Kendall Jenner explains her fear, "anyone who knows me knows that I have really bad trypophobia. Trypophobics are afraid of tiny little holes that are in weird patterns. Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb or lotus heads (the worst!). It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it! I can't even look at little holes - it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what's in there???"

No strawberries, no pancakes? It sounds like trypophobics won't be able to enjoy some of the best of Sunday brunches!