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Sidonglobophobia Is A Real, Terrifying Thing And You Don't Want It

Sidonglobophobia is the fear of cotton. And it's not funny. Seriously.

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The most common way Sidonglobophobia messes with you — OMG, I’m gagging just writing this — is when you open a bottle and see all that cotton sticking out.

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Getting the contents out is torture — reaching into the bottle and gripping the cotton...feeling the texture crunch against your fingers...and then hearing (and feeling!) the cotton tear as it comes out. Ugh!

Shudders, dry heaves.


Then there's the sound cotton makes when it is pulled apart. This videomaker put the cotton disgustingly close to the camera so we could all hear the horror.

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What's that? You don't think it sounds like the howl of a demon from hell? Count yourself lucky.

When you have to get blood drawn, you don't worry about the needle — you worry about the cotton ball they make you touch afterward.


This freaky man covered in cotton balls makes my teeth ache and the hair stand up on my arms.


Also, how messed up was this? Maury brought out a woman to discuss her Sidonglobophobia, then surprised her with this abomination. WTF?