Trypophobia Gallery of Pre-Existing Things

Trypophobia Gallery: Surinam Toad
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Our podcast episode "Trypophobia: Fear of Holes" explores the possible phobia, possible evolved revulsion and possible case of emotional contagion that we all know and loath. Do you have trypophobia? Go listen to the podcast episode, view these trypophobia triggers and let us know how grossed out you are. It's a small gallery and most of these are real-world images -- though I did throw in two monsters for you.

Oh, and be sure to check out our video on the topic as well.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.