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Kendall Jenner Is Deathly Afraid Of Pancakes...Seriously

Here's why Kendall is afraid of pancakes.

Kendall Jenner may be calm enough to call 911 when there's a stalker lurking around her home, but if you place a pancake anywhere near her—she'll completely flip her sh*t! Why, you ask? It's called trypophobia.

The model confessed in her blog that she has a bad case of the phobia. "Trypophobics are afraid of tiny little holes that are in weird patterns,” she wrote according to Page Six. “Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb or lotus heads (the worst!).”

“It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it,” she continued. “I can’t even look at little holes — it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what’s in there?”

Research has found that 15-18% of people in the world suffer from the phobia, and apparently it's not an irrational thing to have at all. Tech Insider says that it's mostly about "disgust than fear," and is possibly triggered by the thought of germs and "contaminants" than anything else. “The disgust arises from clusters of objects, and these objects are not necessarily holes, despite the name trypophobia.”

The Association for Psychological Science says that patterns may be the cause, due to evolution. Patterns "found in many venomous and poisonous creatures in nature" (deadly spiders, snakes, etc.) may cause the response of fight or flight, as an innate response from centuries ago. These holes, clusters, and patterns may "share a visual feature with animals that humans have learned to avoid as a matter of survival."

Hmmm, so Kendall is in touch with her inner cavewoman? Cool.

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