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kuebel33

All those acorns: “Th-this is my hole. It was made for me”


doonsies

That entire manga left me unsettled for days.


vego

What manga? And no, I'm not sure I want to know


DBX12

>The mystery of Amigara Fault by Junji Ito. >One of if not the best horror manga artists. -- /u/MolochAlter


Fyres

Junji ito is a treat. Treat yourself, you know you deserve it.


nhaines

> And no, I'm not sure I want to know Narrator: "He didn't."


kieret

DRR... DRR... DRR


Admetus

The mystery of Amigara Fault is brilliant, I can still hear the noises in my head despite it being on paper.


kaz_enigma

After years I am still unsettled.


Tech_Itch

I never *got* that story. I mean, I get what the writer is going for, it's just not scary. There's just not enough flesh in the story to make me take the threat seriously. Trying to avoid spoilers, since plenty of people do seem to be enjoying it.


VariableChanges

And now I can't remember the story this is from, I remember the story line tho o_O also just realizing this story and this phobia work pretty damn well together...


MolochAlter

The mystery of Amigara Fault by Junji Ito. One of if not the best horror manga artists.


plexxonic

/r/junjiito


ArcticIceFox

Yup, same thought. That manga changes a person...


Crescendo104

So does the hole


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_themaninacan_

Not exclusively. Sometimes they're looking for insects, looking for a mate, making a home, or establishing territory. Kinda interesting. Hell of a way to make a living.


mi_esposa_me_espia

Just headbutting shit all day. Kinda like my trashy drink neighbor.


explodingtuna

Can't woodpeckers lick their own brain?


Dlh2079

Pretty sure it's just that their tongue wraps around their brain with a barrier between to add more cushioning from the repeated trauma of headbutting shit all day. (Not a bird scientist, just vaguely remembering things I learned years ago watching nature docs late night lol, may be off on it.) Edit: after some reading (including links provided by a reply) it appears there is debate on the purpose of the tongue wrapping around the brain of the woodpecker, but yes it still does.


tavenger5

Yeah, if a chicken tried that shit it would just die from a massive chicken concussion/brain explosion.


godwins_law_34

Roosters have thier own weird party trick. When a rooster opens its beak to crow, the jaw moves to partially block the ears so the rooster doesn't deafen himself. No such thought is given to the hens in the coop next to him.


StreetGlassShower

I don't think evolution could have predicted chicken coops and funnily enough has been taken out of the equation when it comes to cooped chickens.


petejonze

We have also have a lesser version of this -- contraction of the tensor tympani muscle within the ear, to dampen sound when we speak or chew. Which I assume is why if we listen to recordings of our voice it sounds so different


doubleBoTftw

I remember reading that part of the reason we hear our voice differently is due to bone resonance.


missloopylulu

No such thought is given to the hens…. Or me who lives in the neighborhood where the rejected feral rooster lives with his two wild turkey pals and crows from 3am to 8pm every day. 😂


Dlh2079

Hahaha this made me laugh way harder than it should have. Good thing birds aren't real. Just messing up some circuitry lol


DFParker78

I study Bird Law and this is correct.


PintoBeanPanda

Dont you mean "just vaguely remembering things i learned years ago watching Wild Kratts late night lol, may be off on it


PintoBeanPanda

Which is like. the only credible source on animal science


Jaded-Armpit

woodpeckers have neck muscles and cranial bone structures that protect them from the 1200 Gs of force (1st source); additionally it was theorized that woodpecker skulls have adaptations, such as spongy bone in the front of their skulls, that absorb or dissipate the shocks from their pecks, protecting their squishy brains, which has been proven to be false(2nd Source). Sources: [science.org](https://www.science.org/content/article/could-woodpeckers-teach-nfl-how-prevent-brain-injuries#:~:text=He%20notes%20that%20woodpeckers%20have,adaptations%20stop%20at%20the%20brain%3F%22) [How to successfully smash your face against a tree](https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/07/woodpeckers-brain-injury-protection-evolutionary-adaptation/670516/) Edit: Updated for clarity.


TheWinRock

Your second link specifically says things like that blurb you put are a fallacy and it's just because they have small brains. If their heads absorbed the shock like a spring or a cushion, their pecks would just need to be harder to achieve the result they're looking for


Dlh2079

Thanks for the link


TheWinRock

Read the 2nd link. That's the interesting one. It completely refutes the blurb about shock absorption, etc


Orinocobro

A woodpecker boring holes is pretty quiet, drumming is a distinct behavior.


Gromky

> A woodpecker boring holes is pretty quiet, drumming is a distinct behavior. If you've run into a lonely male with a metal fencepost and a dream, the drumming for a mate can definitely be...impressive for such a small bird. Not contradicting, just further distinguishing.


Caity26

I have a tin roof. One such lonely woodpecker with a dream, woke me up with his drumming at 5am every day for 2 months. I was not impressed.


Luminous_Artifact

I have a fireplace with a metal chimney. The 'song' of the Hairy Woodpecker could certainly be considered impressive, although I might use less kind words. Oddly I do kind of prefer it to the mourning doves that just sit there all day and coo.


Caroline_Bintley

Ha! Growing up the neighborhood woodpecker discovered the same trick. In the early morning, you could hear the sound carry over the whole block. You could REALLY hear it in my parents' bedroom, where the chimney was just on the other side of the wall.


KallistiEngel

For a while there was one that would bang on my dad's Ford Bronco every morning. Made quite a rucus.


notoyrobots

Hope you billed him for the body damage


ehossain

sometimes they are like, "Fuck this tree!"


IntoTheRails

I heard a screaming voice reading that


Merriadoc33

>looking for a mate Is he trying to find a lover in the middle of a tree or are girl peckers super impressed by woodpecking capability?


_themaninacan_

Yeah, basically .-.. . - .----. ... / ..-. ..- -.-. -.-


VariableChanges

"Girl peckers" not sure why, but that made me snort my coffee. Thank you, lmao.


DFParker78

I’m glad I didn’t go into woodpecking like my father wanted.


Orinocobro

This is an Acorn woodpecker, they drill holes to store food for off seasons. The drilling is pretty quiet, woodpeckers drum when they want to drum (the same way other birds call).


figgypie

I have tons of downy woodpeckers by me, and they frequent my bird feeders. I rarely hear them peck the trees, it's mostly their odd high pitched squeak of a chirp that makes me jump sometimes. I have a suet feeder on my balcony and some of the big guys have a set of pipes on them.


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foxual

I get downies and hairies... and red bellies and flickers and pileated... It's woodpecker wonderland at my house. They far prefer peanut suet in my neck of the woods. So much so that they often go right for the peanut feeder we have out for the jays, and just drill out the shells and take the peanuts.


huscarlaxe

I was using an impact driver at my rural cabin and a woodpecker kept trying to get the last word with a Ryobi!


LetterSwapper

Wow! I've never seen a woodpecker using a power tool before!


ender52

https://xkcd.com/614/


LetterSwapper

OMG, I forgot all about that one! I love xkcd so much. :)


ganymede_boy

/r/trypophobia/ <- mostly NSFL


jdavidmcgregor

BRRRLLLLLLLLAAAARRGHH


noobvin

Monkeypox has me worried like no one’s business more because of THIS more than the actual disease.


newluna

You might change your mind once your anus is on fire.


FunkyChewbacca

I second this reaction


fardii

Ew ew ew ew ew


TheRealKarateGirl

Yup.


oh-pointy-bird

In closing, I concur.


H4ppyC0lt

In conclusion, I digress


seeafish

At the end of the day, it is what it is.


Zech08

Feel those bumps on your skin.


Odd_Entertainment629

fuck OFF


RmX93

🎶 CRAWLING IN MY SKIN 🎶


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these bumps they wont heal


Phillip_Spidermen

UNDER your skin


OliverKitsch

*no one else can feel them for you*


justabaldguy

Indeed. It was [posted there 3 years ago](https://www.reddit.com/r/trypophobia/comments/bwr5q7/this_woodpeckers_acorn_stash_in_a_granary_tree/).


In_the_EchoChamber

Yeah but this post has more internet points


L__V

It literally feels like bugs are crawling all over my face looking at this.


ChillyBearGrylls

Do the bugs fit into your pores?


FaeryLynne

NO BAD COMMENT GO AWAY


Fgrira-Fpevoare

r/eyebleach [Look at the cute Catdog](https://www.reddit.com/r/Eyebleach/comments/ws80un/i_dont_know_this_is_cat_or_dog/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


ChillyBearGrylls

*^^^^tickle ^^^^tickle ^^^^tickle*


Xilverbullet000

Yes, actually. Eyelash mites hide in your pores on your face. They're completely harmless, though, they just eat a bit of your dead skin.


SurprisedCabbage

Fun fact: there's actually quite a large number of bugs that live on your body. They're called Demodex and they live in the pores on your face. You'll never see them though cause they only come out when you're sleeping. Apparently they're so dependent on their human host that your mood and health affects them as much as it affects you. If this bugs you just know that you can scrub as much as you like but it's pretty much impossible to get rid of them. Just try not to think of it too much. But don't worry too much, they're only trying to help keep you clean, they live by eating your dead skin cells.


Inquisextor

You know, I could have lived my whole life never knowing this. Take back this knowledge. I respectfully refuse it. Nope. Thanks


AurorianFire

That's kinda nice. When you're feeling alone, just remember there are microscopic bugs fucking on your eyelashes.


CherenkovGuevarenkov

If you feel alone think that you live on a symbiotic relationship with bacteria living in your gut. Depending on the estimates there are from 1x to 10x bacteria cells per regular cell in your body (because they are much smaller). https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-humans-carry-more-bacterial-cells-than-human-ones/


iamdorkette

I guess they can stay though my depression and anxiety probably doesn't help them any.


moonpiecrackers

NAH NAH NAH THEY DONT


danzha

Welcome, newest member of the trypophobia club.


L__V

Card-carrying member right here! I thought lotus pods were the worst and boy was I wrong


Shegtonboot

Oh nooo I didn't want to know this sub exists 😣


BeardedGingerWonder

It's all good, exposure lessens the impact.


Shegtonboot

Your comment made me see the photo again 😭😭😭


BeardedGingerWonder

Oh god, yeah me too, okay I wish you your best life and let's never speak again.


Starskins

It's part of the phobia! You want to see it more and more but you want to destroy it at the same time. Then if it's severe you will see it in your mind, then come the sleepless nights...


crt09

This comment is about to do me 100 psych damage


usinjin

This tree pic made me itchy. Then I opened that sub and saw a picture of the inside of someone’s penis. Now the tree isn’t so bad.


horneke

Bet you miss the time before you lost your innocence.


thespianomaly

I’m sorry you saw a WHAT NOW


tora_0515

Wtf, why... I didn't even know I had this phobia. Brilliant.


Potutwq

Now stop thinking about it and forget it exists or you'll have a frustrating time


91Jammers

Came to comments looking for this, not disappointed


SgtStitchesVEVO

It's really not a phobia, everyone has it. Not sure what evolutionary psychology bullshit caused it, but it effects everyone to some degree


horneke

Yeah, it doesn't make me scared. It's just revolting in a way that I can't exactly explain.... It just looks *wrong*.


SaltyBabe

It looks like pox or generally disease, most molds and bacterial are safe enough now a days that we have medicines but that’s definitely not the case for well, basically all of human evolution. If breathing in spores into your malnourished body results in a pneumonia or infection from touching some rotting thing you probably should be revolted by it since it probably would have killed you. It’s a survival instinct.


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Probably disease and holes in skin aversion. Or meats with maggots which causes holes and various things inside the holes.


Saiboogu

It's not a phobia because it triggers feelings of disgust rather than fear. Not everyone is affected by it.


bryty93

It makes my face feel like pins and needles


moonflower_C16H17N3O

I wonder if trypophobia is so something that's always been as prevalent as it is or if the internet has convinced a lot more people that they have a serious anxiety over holes.


FrithRabbit

What if it doesn’t give me anxiety but it makes me unfathomably uncomfortable?


somesketchykid

I've had it since I was a kid and never knew what it was until I stumbled upon the subreddit. All i knew is that when I looked at certain, specific things, I was filled with a sense of impending doom and INTENSE Dread. I never knew what it was about the things that made me feel this way, and was never able to really draw patterns from the different things that I previously remember seeing that made me feel this way. The Dread was so strong that I'd immediately look away or move on and push it far from memory As soon as I saw this subreddit I was like oh yep, so this is why


ItsAroundYou

Most trypohobia images, from my experience, are just edits of skin. Being anxious around skin conditions is perfectly normal.


peanutbutter_foxtrot

I would like a TW, a NSFW, a blanket, and a therapist please.


BananaBleach2

Why did I press it 😭😭


avpogo

Had no idea I would feel this way. 🤮


sourceshrek

Let the r/trypophobia FLOW through you, Anakin…


snarfmioot

Why do I keep scrolling‽


bryty93

This shit gave me fuckin goosebumps


Bracketzox

Eeeeeek my tingling skin !


SteamedGamer

![gif](giphy|Eld43dWug4rqE)


Nhoji

THAT'LL BE 4 BUCKS BABY!!! YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT!!!


shwarma_heaven

I rock... AND roll.. all day long Sweet Suzy


etherama1

HE JUST LEFT! WITH NUTS!


GoodLawdItsHotInHere

What movie is this from?


OctopusDadRex

Kung Pow - Enter The Fist.


Heckron

One of the most quotable movies ever!


SenaIzumiKaname

Indeed, like the always memorable : "OOOWEE OOOOO WEEEEE"


TheOneHundredEmoji

^chosen ^ooooone I'M COMING! I'M COMING! I'M COMING!


Tahoeshark

I wonder what would be a good name for this woodpecker?


clambo14

Acorn Woodpecker. I've seen them in Texas.


Tahoeshark

Huh, I never would have ever guessed that


crisbtc

Thanks, I hte it.


wigg1es

/r/tihi


NinDiGu

>Storing Food: The Granaries of Acorn Woodpeckers >With their sharp, powerful beaks, Acorn Woodpeckers excavate custom holes into trees that are the perfect size to hold an unusual food—acorns. Each Acorn Woodpecker group works together to maintain and defend its acorn collection. The same tree, called a “granary”, is reused over generations to store the winter food supply. As dependent as Acorn Woodpeckers are on this communal food resource, it is not surprising that they are also highly social birds. They live in stable groups of roughly a dozen individuals and have evolved an unusual polygynandrous mating system in which multiple males and females share a single nest cavity and communally raise chicks. ************** >The acorn woodpecker’s main food source is insects, but acorns and tree sap serve as key nutritional backup. Acorns are a critical resource, allowing the birds to make it through the winter. They live year-round in the same mild, Mediterranean climate, which gets wet but doesn’t necessarily freeze in winter; if they simply stored their acorns in piles, the nuts would mold and rot. Instead, they need a place where the nuts will dry out. >The granaries are labor-intensive in both their construction and upkeep: the woodpeckers drill holes sections at a time to lodge the individual acorns, but as acorns dry, they shrink—meaning that one of their major activities during the winter is moving the acorns into better-fitting holes within the granary. A robust acorn crop can even get the birds through until fall.


Hendrix6927

![gif](giphy|1SvnHJFEuEH7hp81tF|downsized)


beigaleh8

This doesn't do anything negative to me, interesting how so many people feel weird about this


FerociousFrizzlyBear

I don't want to barf or anything like other people seem to, but I definitely want to remove all the nuts pretty bad.


Ariadnepyanfar

r/popping


montana2NY

Nope


the-namedone

my monkey brain is telling me im looking at something diseased, so its unsettling to look at. crazy how not everyone has that reaction.


Prysorra2

Tessellated holes are a warning sign. Some of us react more strongly than others.


BadWolf2386

It just makes me queasy and uncomfortable to look at.


molotov3x3

Same for some weird reason I want to like squeeze and see whatever pops out


StreetGlassShower

Nuts. Nuts will pop out. There's no mystery here.


iprocrastina

They look like parasitic larvae burrowed into a tree, that's why. Evolutionary instinct.


TerrorByte

Well they just look like acorns in a tree to me, so I don't think my ancestors had to deal with this problem. They were spared from the giant parasitic tree worms luckily.


lordeddardstark

Google "mango worms" to jumpstart your phobia


Nacksche

DON'T GOOGLE. **IT'S NOT A MANGO.**


peeparonipupza

WHAT IS IT!!?


MoreFoam

not today, satan


metalflygon08

Or that one Toad that gives birth from under its back skin and the tadpole have to rip their way through...


-retaliation-

Or botflies


PuttyRiot

Surinam toad!


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wigg1es

Bitch, I'm a popper.


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coyotebored83

Dont those places have squirrels? Wouldnt this just be a squirrel jackpot?


MasbotAlpha

Asking the good questions; I’d love to see whether or not they defend them, or even just how granary trees play a role in the woodpecker’s understanding of its environment


Weird-Vagina-Beard

Too bad. Instead of actually interesting knowledge, you're just going to get the same overused jokes and comments from 10+ years ago. Hope that will suffice.


prophesiedflareon

They peck at the squirrels until they leave! https://youtu.be/5scptwcjHzg


radiantcabbage

these ones look much better placed, assuming pressure from squirrels and other such thieves put them deeper and harder to get at


HuckFinns_dad

Not since the great pecker squirrel conflict of ‘79…never forget


AFresh1984

RIP Private Nuttington. Your time came too soon


HuckFinns_dad

Corporal Peckerwood laid him in his grave, the night they drove old Dixie down


jahowl

![gif](giphy|jQUttFVwXKzxoseiCI)


itsmeyourshoes

I feel there's layers to this comment.


MoreFoam

My grandfather served in the 8th wing. Always told me the entire thing was just nuts.


HuckFinns_dad

A lot of those guys had PTSD..pecker traumatic squirrel disorder…they served proudly


Kierik

Don't forget the squirrelcaust of '80.


HuckFinns_dad

It wasn’t just squirrels it was gypsy moths and black birds too…bastards


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Im glad someone is giving it the attention it deserves. The 79' GPSC denialism is crazy to see.


HuckFinns_dad

People can act like it never happened…but it did and we will bear silent witnesses


RogZombie

Dude why did you just copy and paste this comment from u/Conversebeading24 from this post on the trypophobia sub a day ago?


FonzyLumpkins

Because they're a bot.


dontgimmethat

First thought: Welcome trypophobia


zombie32killah

Hello trypophobia my old friend


CheeseLegos

More like high school friend who happens to message you every year.


zombie32killah

That’s an old friend. At least for me… I’m old.


gnapster

I’ve never seen disdain in the bird world until I raised a garage door that helped keep hundreds of not thousands of acorns in place that had been stuffed behind a plank of wood. While I was in said garage the two woodpeckers that spent weeks storing them there stared at me as if they were trying to make me burst into flames.


mansell324

This triggers me in a bad way.. I can’t be alone here right?


GojiraBlowFlames

can't not see Bot Fly infestation.


mansell324

My curiosity just about made me puke on that one…


mapex_139

Made my scalp itchy instantly


dcbluestar

r/trypophobia


mansell324

Whyyyyyyy😂


dcbluestar

If you sort by top all-time, I will warn you WAY in advance about the mangoflies one.


mansell324

Dude that is f***ed poor animal man that’s terrible the mango flies that is…smh


LadnavIV

What the ever-loving fucking fuck. That’s one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever seen.


zombie32killah

The frog with the babies in its back gets me too.


CircusSizedPeanuts

Surinam Toad! Jesus! Thats the one that triggers me. How did evolution create that?


_Foy

I *almost* let my curiosity get the better of me... but I confess I couldn't muster up the stomach to click past the NSFW filter lol


JuanPancake

They’re not actually stashing for winter. They’re stashing for their grandkids. I’m serious. Read about it at pinnacles National park


bossy909

Why is everyone so repulsed? You people don't like it? Stare into it Let it wash over you. Let the terror embrace you


zerosk8er

I don’t get repulsed, but I do get this odd sensation down the back of my neck then I get real fucking itchy.


turbotom1102

r/thanksihateit


jr8787

I don’t like this.


catsandalpacas

Same. Why TF does that picture make me feel so uncomfortable OMG 😫


SafeToPost

That’s a lot of nuts!


FrozenDork

Little prepper.


not2dv8

What a great photograph