I'm scared of whales. Maybe it's the fact that they're so much bigger than me. Despite whatever reasoning I can come up with, I have never had a terrible encounter with a whale to instigate this fear - which is partially what makes it so irrational. I took a survey for irrational fears that others have, so I know I'm not the only one. Here is a list of the strangest ones:

1. "Having to touch someone's chewed gum."


-Valerie

2. "Losing my teeth and not being able to keep implants in"

-Anonymous (3 separate people)

3. "When I go to the post office, I'm always afraid someone will grab my hand when I reach it into the box to get the mail."

-Hannah

4. "Fear of Edgar Allan Poe."


-Anonymous

5. "I have black hair and very pale skin and so my worst irrational fear is that if I don't wash my hair every day I'll look like a young female Snape."

-Megan Marcum

6. "A single layer of soap bubbles in a sink."

-Klarke Turner

7. "Trash cans"

-Anonymous

8. "Fish, just look at their eyes."


-Anonymous

9. "Cotton balls."

-Anonymous

10. "Chickens."

-Eliza Green

11. "Driving through car washes."


-Anonymous

12. "The THX logo before movies."


-Anonymous

13. "Milk and cereal (I only eat dry cereal)."

-Anonymous

14. "Oompa loompas."


-Anonymous

15. "Robots taking over."

-Jordyn

16. "Pickles."

-Anonymous, Caroline Cunningham

17. "Velvet."

-Amber

18. "Tanning beds."

-Caitlin Ferry

19. "Balloons."


-Alex Wright, Darcy James

20. "When people get their mushy food in the sink and I touch it."

-Alexandra Burns

21. "John Cena."

-Carter Mattingly

22. "Butts."

-Jason Booty***

23. "Trampolines."


-Anonymous

24. "Fear of sneezing while driving across bridge."

-Morgan Stenger

25. "Ketchup."

-Anonymous

26. "Frogs."


-Erica Brohman

27. "Geckos."

-Lauren Eirternz

28. "Hair."

-Anonymous

29. "Antiques."


-Anonymous

30. "Swimming in a lake because of the fish. I'm afraid they will bite my toes."

-Megan L.

31. "Kids."


-Kelsey

32. "Having my ankles run over by anything like a grocery cart, bike, skateboards."

-Rachel

33. "Squirrels."

34. "Out-y belly buttons."

-Anonymous

35. "Butterflies."

-Emily Sproul

36. "You."

-Kelly Loewen (who is now looking for a new roommate for next year...)

***Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this is a troll or not, but I thought it was funny