Picture lots of little holes. A handful of straws from above. Honeycomb. Petrified wood. Crumpets. Does the thought bother you?

If you find the image disturbing, you may belong to a group that calls themselves trypophobics. But is your unusual aversion… real?

Produced by Beth Gibson and originally broadcast on FBi Radio as part of All the Best’s episode #1613: Who Would Have Thought? 

Music: Black Eyed Susan and Dark Matter by Podington Bear, and Cylinder Eight by Chris Zabriskie

Image: kaythaney

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