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Is this fear stupid? Jan. 11th, 2011 @ 11:57 PM Reply

I have a strange phobia of tape worms. I am REALLY creeped out by them and am afraid that I might catch one. Is this a reasonable fear or am I overly paranoid?

Along that line of thought, do any of you have irrational fears?


My opinion is fact.

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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:03 AM Reply

differant people have different fears, me im creeped out by aliens(demons, ghost,spirets etc) and my sisters appitite. my sister is so young but fuck if she had her why she would eat me, my dogs and the rest of my family


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:05 AM Reply

Not really.


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:06 AM Reply

Actually yeah, I'm kinda freaked out by them too. They kill you slowly and think about it, it's just plain gross. It's only stupid if you think you're seeing silhouettes of them in your window or something

haha... yeah... who would that happen to... right?
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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:06 AM Reply

Nope, it seems to be a pretty rational fear.


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:07 AM Reply

It's probably irrational. Look at the numbers and see for yourself. Most fears are "stupid" as they are, but it's not like that helps anything for the person that has them. I think a blunt or a 40 might help you realign your perspective on the matter. As your attorney I advise you to take a swig ans a puff from the brown bottle in my medicine bag.

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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:08 AM Reply

The fear of tapeworms isn't stupid at all. Tapeworm parasites can do a lot of damage especially if they get bigger and bigger. The largest ever found was in a whale and was around 100 feet long.

As for me, I have a fear of driving a car. Don't ask, I just had a little accident with a motorized Go-Kart when I was 14.


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:08 AM Reply

Well, the things are very creepy once you think about them and I won't deny the thought of getting them makes me squirm in my seat. Seems pretty rational, unlike people who are deathly afraid of peaches and cucumbers.


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:09 AM Reply

Yes, it's pretty irrational. They're bad, but modern medicine pretty much just means taking a pill every day for several weeks until it's dead. Not to mention modern sanitation and modern food practices make the chances of the parasite taking hold in your body much slimmer than historically.


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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:10 AM Reply

At 1/12/11 12:08 AM, Heinrich wrote: The fear of tapeworms isn't stupid at all. Tapeworm parasites can do a lot of damage especially if they get bigger and bigger.

The same can be said about Tigers, but we're not very scared of them.

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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:11 AM Reply

At 1/12/11 12:10 AM, esko-man wrote:
At 1/12/11 12:08 AM, Heinrich wrote: The fear of tapeworms isn't stupid at all. Tapeworm parasites can do a lot of damage especially if they get bigger and bigger.
The same can be said about Tigers, but we're not very scared of them.

Except yeah, tigers don't live inside of people.

That'd be kinda awesome.
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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:15 AM Reply

At 1/12/11 12:11 AM, adamflecko wrote:
Except yeah, tigers don't live inside of people.
That'd be kinda awesome.

Tapeworms don't live inside most people either. You have more to fear in a tiger than a tapeworm.

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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:17 AM Reply

Everybody is scared of something, I am scared of Spiders, That fucking girl that crawls out of the TV in that one movie, and I'm scared of life. (Really, I am in high school and I'm scared to leave.)


A lot of people have pictures for their signatures. But that's stupid. I'm not going to do that. That is so 2008. Not even kidding. Jeez, you guys are stoopid.

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Response to Is this fear stupid? Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 12:19 AM Reply

At 1/11/11 11:57 PM, jessedude7 wrote: I have a strange phobia of tape worms. I am REALLY creeped out by them and am afraid that I might catch one. Is this a reasonable fear or am I overly paranoid?

Along that line of thought, do any of you have irrational fears?

have you ever heard of the penis worm, no joke that actually exists


apparently I'm clever enough to declare myself as a dumbass