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10 weird phobias : Really shocks you




Phobia is an extreme fear of situation or object. It is a type of disorder. Every one will afraid of something. Fear makes you panic and exhausted. Fear is a feeling that one who developed in their mind based on the situations or experiences they have gone through. Fear is a common feeling but some people have fear of certain things which gives you a strange feeling. Let us see some weird phobias…



Omphalophobia is the fear of belly button. Some people believe in false theories such as if they touch or press their belly button will kill them instantly. They believe in these kinds of statements. So they are afraid of touching others belly button and fear of their belly button to be touched.



Uranophobia is the fear of heaven. The word comes from the Greek Uranos meaning “heaven” and Phobos meaning “fear”. They are fear of heaven because they are afraid of seeing angels. In the religious aspect believers who afraid of judgement after the life.



Somniphobia is the fear of asleep. Some people fear of losing time if they fall sleeping. Some people especially young children afraid of night time because of getting bad dreams.



Cibophobia is afraid of taking food. They suffer from fear eating food because it could cause death if it is poisoned. Some people are allergic to certain food items.



The term pogonophobia is derived from the  Greek words pogon for beard and Phobos for fear. It is very difficult to find a girlfriend for the people who have this phobia. Even the people who have this fear will get panic looking at the people with a beard.



Some trees structural appearance may scary. Hylophobia is the fear of trees. It is actually developed from Dendrophobia. Of course, the scary looking of trees is printed in our minds because of films in which they projected the woods and trees in a scary way.



Trypophobia is the fear of small holes. It is not officially recognised phobia. The people who have this phobia get panic if they see an object with small holes. Examples like a honeycomb, sponge, leaf with small holes.


Hair phobia

Chaetophobia is the fear of hair. They will get the fear of having people who have a lot of hair around them.  They will panic of having hair on their body.



Turophobia is the fear of cheese. People who have this phobia avoid eating cheese or stuff like cheese pizza. They fear of cheese because of its gooey appearance and taste.



Globophobia is the fear of balloons. People who have this phobia get scared due to the sound produced by the balloon when it is popped.

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Farmer find Giant Egg: Egg inside another egg




Generally, if we break the egg we find egg white and yolk but in this case, something different has happened. Do you ever find an egg inside another egg when you crack it? Sounds different but it happened in Australia. Scott Stockman who is 47 years old working in the Stockman’s Eggs farm on the Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns, in Far North Queensland found an egg inside another egg.

He has been working there since his childhood. He discovered a giant chicken egg on March 4 in the farm where he has been working. This giant egg is three times larger in size than the usual egg. Generally, normal egg weighs 58 grams but this extraordinary egg weighed 176 grams.

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I have never seen such a large egg, he told to For the reference the took the picture of giant egg along with the other normal eggs. Later he posted the photos on the Facebook and the news has gone viral. It became a puzzle for everyone and thinking about why it has happened he said.

He was decided to make an omelette with this egg and he prepared everything for it and he cracked the egg and they were all quite shocked because they found another smaller egg inside. This is the largest chicken egg laid at the farm since it was started in 1923.

Associate Professor Raf Freire from Charles Sturt University’s veterinary sciences school said that he had never seen like this before and he did not know how it happened. There is no danger to eat this giant egg said, Prof Freire.  Gaynor Davies, head of operations at the British Hen Welfare Trust said it is really a rare egg having other egg inside.

The farm said it is very difficult to identify which hen out of 60,000 hens had laid this massive egg but it is an uncomfortable experience.





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Did you know Fasting can increase your lifespan ?



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Fasting is a natural process keeping our body away from taking food and water for a period of time.A fast may also be intermittent in nature. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health scientists identified that doing fasting often improves our lifespan.


Scientist experimentally found that Fasting changes the Mitochondrial network reactions inside the cell would not only help to increase our lifespan and also improves our health. Mitochondria are known as the powerhouse of the cell. Mitochondria provide energy for all the cells whenever it required.

In this study, scientists found a common relation between the dynamic changes in the shapes of mitochondrial networks and longevity. For this research scientist used  C. elegans (nematode worms). These worms live only two weeks.

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The researchers found the Mitochondrial networks were fused or youthful state when the researchers regulate the diet of nematode worms or restricting the worms diet. These youthful networks increase the lifespan. Scientists estimating that usually, In normal conditions these networks would help the mitochondria to change from one stage to another stage.

Fasting would help to increase the communication between the mitochondria with the other organelles like peroxisomes to burn the fat with the help of Oxygen. Fasting helps to reduce the cholesterol. Ultimately it helps us to reduce weight.Due to this research scientists proved that due to the fasting would help to slow ageing and improves health. The next step in the research is to test the role mitochondrial networks have in the effect of fasting in mammals.

Our previous experiments revealed that how intermittent fasting could help in slow ageing, still we are in starting phase in understanding biology said, William Mair. William mair is the associate professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study.

However knowingly or unknowingly we are doing good to our body by following traditional practices. Because most of us we do fast on the part of traditional practices. So somehow following certain traditional practices doing good for us.

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