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You May Already Have Thalassophobia, But You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Fear of what lurks within…

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Fearing the unknown depths of the sea or any other body of water is something that a lot of people have. This is not surprising, especially for those who don’t know how to swim. But do you know that there’s actually a name for such fear? It’s called Thalassophobia and it is described as persistent fear of large bodies of water and whatever that is lurking within their depths.

Now some people are not even aware that they have this condition. So how do you know you have Thalassophobia? It’s certainly more than just being afraid of swimming in the deep. Here are some signs that you are afflicted with this phobia.

1) Deep water makes you nervous.

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2) You’re afraid of being unsure of what is actually down there…

3) Imagining those living things in the ocean is enough to give you a panic attack.

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4) Even the man-made creations lurking beneath makes you nervous.

5) You get extremely anxious with the idea of being too far away from the mainland.

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6) When you’re in the water, you have that feeling of helplessness – that things can go beyond your control.

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7) You wouldn’t even think of swimming here…

8) Or navigate through this…

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9) You couldn’t fathom the idea of repairing oil rigs for a living.

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10 ) The idea of navigating through a road completely flooded by the sea wants you to hide in the covers.

It’s important to note that thalassophobia is different from the fear of water itself, which is called aquaphobia. People who suffer from extreme thalassophobia will sweat, shake, and vomit when confronted with large bodies of water. Just like all phobias, it’s possible to control this fear with the help of psychologists and hypnotists.

The fear of the sea is actually understandable, according to Marc Carlin, a hypnotist who uses cognitive therapy techniques and hypnotherapy to help people overcome their fears and phobias. He said:

“In context [a fear of the sea] is not irrational. It’s primal.

“We all have this fear of darkness because we can’t see and we rely on our vision to protect us. If you shut your eyes and you can’t see, now you have to rely on senses that you don’t normally rely upon.”

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‘It Didn’t Vanish Without a Trace,’ Scientist Explains Mystery of Bermuda Triangle

Scientist says the Bermuda Triangle is no more or less dangerous than any other area open sea or airspace in the world.

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There’s a certain area in the world where countless ships and planes were reported to have vanished mysteriously- the Bermuda Triangle or also called as the “Devil’s Triangle.” However, a scientist revealed there’s been an explanation over the disappearances all along.

Stretching over 700,000km of sea from Puerto Rico to Florida and the island of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Bermuda Triangle has long been a big puzzle. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, an Australian scientist explained there is no mystery to solve because the incidents were likely caused by human error.

In the past 100 years the Bermuda Triangle has claimed at least 1,000 human lives, 20 planes and 50 ships.

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Microsoft To End MS Paint Program After 32 Years

RIP Paint. 1985 – 2017.

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Ever used MS Paint? Of course, you have! Microsoft has been carrying the said software since it was introduced 32 years ago. Those who grew up in the 80s and 90s probably have fond memories drawing in the computer using this program.

Unfortunately, Paint’s days are officially numbered as Microsoft included it in the list of features they are planning to remove in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

The company has said:

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What it’s Really Like to Have Female to Male Gender Reassignment Surgery

Detailing the process and risks of female to male gender reassignment surgery.

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Genders are physically assigned at birth but some people believe they are born in the wrong body- thus the sex change. Gender reassignment surgery is a very tedious process. Before anything, a person must determine his/her gender identity. They then undergo social transition, hormonal transition and finally, reassignment surgery.

However, not many transsexuals undergo surgery. First, it is very expensive. Female to male gender reassignment surgery costs up to $100,000. It is more expensive and has lesser success rate than male to female due to the difficulty of creating a functioning male organ. But what happens to their menstrual cycle? How do they urinate? Well, these interesting layman questions will be answered as you read.

Do you ever wonder how female to male gender reassignment surgery works?

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