Does the idea of seeing a bunch of holes squeezed tightly and close together make you cringe? Do you feel anxious gazing at pictures of holes for extended periods of time? If so, you probably suffer from trypophobia.
Although the phobia isn’t officially recognized by the medical community, there are throngs of people who can’t look at the images below without freaking out and/or getting sick to their stomach.
And while looking at these makes my skin crawl, I was able to make it to the end of this list without setting my laptop on fire and noping away from the internet for a while. How about you? (Also, totally don’t light your laptop on fire even if you feel like it — just give it to me, if you’re just going to destroy it anyway.)
Like I was saying, it isn’t officially recognized, but there are people who get very uncomfortable from the following pictures.
Others began tweeting out images that might induce trypophobic reactions.
These straws are gonna get ya.
Even bread isn’t safe.
Please, not lasagna.
Care for some French dessert?
This unforgiving panino.
Oh, you thought that cucumbers were just innocent little vegetables? Guess again, yo.
They look like little bug heads.
Yuck, yuck, double yuck.
Have fun taking a shower from here on out.
The ocean is packed with trypophobia.
The longer you stare at it, the worse it gets.
Ugh they’re even worse when they’re discolored.
Oh hey, just check out this toad’s back for a sec.
I sincerely apologize for this.
Buildings can trigger it too.
Pay close attention to the footwear that you’re rocking.
I’ll judge the cover of this book.
I love Ethiopian food but…
Great, now coffee is ruined.