Strangest Phobias Known to Man

5. Fear of Holes (Trypophobia) 

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Imagine clusters of small holes, bumps, or patterns on people or things. The sight of lotus roots or honeycombs can trigger it in people, and for a while the internet was loaded with hands that allegedly had a flesh-eating virus that created holes in the skin. That last one was fake, but it made trypophobia a more well-known phobia. Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro design even became a trigger for this phobia. The cluster-like placement of the lenses makes people with this phobia uncomfortable.