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(NPR)   What makes you afraid? Scary movies? Clowns? Naked photos of Bea Arthur? Or breathing in air with high levels of carbon dioxide?   (npr.org) divider line 198
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2013-02-04 07:58:03 PM  
Mice.  Can't explain it.
 
2013-02-04 08:00:54 PM  
Interesting. I'd be really curious to know if she still has a startle reflex.
 
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2013-02-04 08:17:31 PM  
All but the first.
 
2013-02-04 08:36:49 PM  
I have a meeting with HR, my union rep and my dept chair on Friday. I haven't been this scared in a long time. Its not so much what Im afraid they'll do as Im afraid I may say what Im really thinking.
 
2013-02-04 09:08:35 PM  
cdn-6.nflximg.com
 
2013-02-04 09:11:21 PM  
Football helmets full of cottage cheese. That and "moby dick"

/The book, or the movie?
//They made a book out of that?
///eh, get the book.
 
2013-02-04 09:17:52 PM  
yes.
 
2013-02-04 09:18:50 PM  

Lsherm: Mice.  Can't explain it.


What about rats?
 
2013-02-04 09:19:52 PM  
You had me at Bea Arthur

/I'll Bea in my bunk
 
2013-02-04 09:20:18 PM  
Heights. It sucks. I want to ride more roller coasters, they look fun. However I end up having a serious panic attack at the thought of being that high up so it won't happen.
 
2013-02-04 09:20:29 PM  
my worst nightmare summed up here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANBoNcDdKUU
 
2013-02-04 09:23:17 PM  
Bea Arthur? Outstanding.
 
2013-02-04 09:25:35 PM  
 
2013-02-04 09:27:23 PM  
I have a shrine built for Bea Arthur in my garage. I have at least a half dozen candles burning at all times.

Sadly, I have to go to Wal-Mart to get the candles, they have a whole section of candles there. I try to go at night to avoid the crowds, but I run into the shelf stockers.

Carnival workers look more welcoming than your average Wal-Mart employee that's working at 2am. But I need to be up at that hour to keep the candles burning anyways.

And of course, May 13th is always a bittersweet day...
 
2013-02-04 09:29:41 PM  
Poor people.
 
2013-02-04 09:29:42 PM  
None of those. Crawly/creepies. Being pushed into/locked into a dark room with spiders/etc and having them crawl on me. I better have something to smash them with. Is totally irrational, I like spiders for example (though hate hate hate cockroaches). So the idea of being in a dark room with them potentially crawling all over me, terrifying. I can look at them, watch them, have no problem but as soon as they get on me or get close enough that it becomes clear that they'll get on me if I don't do something... ick.
 
2013-02-04 09:30:20 PM  
Incarceration.
 
2013-02-04 09:30:25 PM  
i think we are all missing the bigger point here. People that love horror movies have a CO2 defficency. need suppliments.
 
2013-02-04 09:30:38 PM  
football helmet of cottage cheese
 
2013-02-04 09:31:59 PM  

4seasons85!: Heights. It sucks. I want to ride more roller coasters, they look fun. However I end up having a serious panic attack at the thought of being that high up so it won't happen.


I love heights, don't sit next to me on an airplane. Am going to be glued to the window most of the flight if it isn't cloudy/boring.
 
2013-02-04 09:32:46 PM  
Getting the type of cancer that kills me slowly.
My child dying before I do.
Running out of money before I die.
Getting a bad case of dementia/Alzheimer's disease.
Becoming crippled in a way that burdens my family.
 
2013-02-04 09:33:08 PM  
The answer is...death. Death. Death is the answer. Those of you who said 'spiders', thank you for coming.
 
2013-02-04 09:33:12 PM  
Centipedes and vomiting.  I'd have a stroke if I ever saw a vomiting centipede.
 
2013-02-04 09:34:06 PM  
Fear itself.
 
2013-02-04 09:36:16 PM  
Gay marriage
 
2013-02-04 09:37:06 PM  
Being six feet into a crawlspace. Don't know why, but I just FREAK OUT!!!
 
2013-02-04 09:38:04 PM  
Oompa Loompas.  Those little bastards terrify me.  Did you know that if you get bitten by an Oompa Loompa then every month, when the moon is full, you turn into one of them?
Think about it.  You wake up in the morning, perfectly normal guy, have a coffee or whatever, doot-do-doot-do-doo, and suddenly- BAM- you're Snooki!

That freaks me right the hell out, let me tell you.
 
2013-02-04 09:41:24 PM  
Nickelback and Coldplay. Nothing scarier.
 
2013-02-04 09:41:36 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: Centipedes and vomiting.  I'd have a stroke if I ever saw a vomiting centipede.


Even worse would be you suddenly vomiting centipedes.
 
2013-02-04 09:41:41 PM  
breathe, breathe in the air

/don't be afraid to care
 
2013-02-04 09:42:32 PM  
Came here for the Airheads references. Good work Fark.

/Trick question. Lemmy is God!
 
2013-02-04 09:44:00 PM  
Nipple parasites
 
2013-02-04 09:44:22 PM  
 
2013-02-04 09:44:43 PM  

GWSuperfan: Football helmets full of cottage cheese. That and "moby dick"

/The book, or the movie?
//They made a book out of that?
///eh, get the book.


That was a movie that looked like it would suck but was hilarious. My God, there's an Adam Sandler movie that doesn't suck. Well he was in it but it's not really an "Adam Sandler movie".
 
2013-02-04 09:44:44 PM  

quickdraw: I have a meeting with HR, my union rep and my dept chair on Friday. I haven't been this scared in a long time. Its not so much what Im afraid they'll do as Im afraid I may say what Im really thinking.


Tell your union rep to poke you under the table when you cross the line and lay into them. Assuming you have a leg to stand on. If not, being sincerely apologetic might keep your job.

/been there
 
2013-02-04 09:44:49 PM  
sightheshiatiputupwith.jpeg
 
2013-02-04 09:45:33 PM  
matthewvgreen.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-04 09:46:41 PM  
I've watched too many forensics files type shows and am overly afraid of being alone in the house at night and walking alone on hiking trails.

//and spiders
//screw spiders!
 
2013-02-04 09:46:53 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: Centipedes and vomiting.  I'd have a stroke if I ever saw a vomiting centipede.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

I share your fear. I lived in a house that had a centipede infestation in the basement and I emitted many a girly shrill.
/Also ghosts
 
2013-02-04 09:47:35 PM  
I've been mad for farking years, absolutely years. I've been over the edge for yonks, been working with bands so long, I think. crikey

I've been mad for farking years, absolutely years. I've been over the edge for yonks Been working with bands so long, I think. crikey.
I've been mad for farking years, absolutely years. I've been over the edge for yonks, been working with bands so long, I think. crikey.
 
2013-02-04 09:48:22 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-04 09:48:25 PM  

4seasons85!: Heights. It sucks. I want to ride more roller coasters, they look fun. However I end up having a serious panic attack at the thought of being that high up so it won't happen.


Try Space Mountain.
 
2013-02-04 09:49:21 PM  
Sock monkeys.

Terrified me as a kid; still give me the heebie jeebies as an adult.
 
2013-02-04 09:49:35 PM  

Hector Remarkable: The answer is...death. Death. Death is the answer. Those of you who said 'spiders', thank you for coming.


Anything that terrifies you, it because you think it is the form of your personal Grim Reaper

I tried to think of something wonderful, something I believed would never hurt us. It was the Chosen Form of the Destroyer.
 
2013-02-04 09:51:05 PM  

LordOfThePings: 4seasons85!: Heights. It sucks. I want to ride more roller coasters, they look fun. However I end up having a serious panic attack at the thought of being that high up so it won't happen.

Try Space Mountain.


Any ride at Disneyland for that matter. Except maybe the Matterhorn.
 
2013-02-04 09:52:02 PM  
gaiafrique.files.wordpress.com
Spiders covered in spiders
 
2013-02-04 09:53:13 PM  
Snakes.  Vampires.  Shelly Winters
 
2013-02-04 09:53:14 PM  
Running out of bullets.
 
2013-02-04 09:53:17 PM  

MrHappyRotter: [i.imgur.com image 800x600]


I love those little guys.
 
2013-02-04 09:53:29 PM  
Vaginas that echo when you shout into them.
 
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