While many of us would gladly consume a cake on a plate, this woman can actually get terrified about that idea – and actually, we’re not merely talking about the fear of gaining some extra weight.
Rachael Lee has an unusual fear of cakes, particularly the Victoria Sponge ones. In fact, it’s a phobia that she considers “crippling.”
Now at 27 years old, this woman from Featherstone, West Yorkshire claims she has carried the fear from a traumatic childhood experience. She shared that when she was just nine months old, she ate a slice of sponge cake and has gotten sick. Nowadays, she suffers panic attacks whenever she sees a slice of the said cake. In some instances, she even passed out.
27-year-old shop worker Rachael Lee has an unusual phobia – she fears sponge cakes.
She said she simply couldn’t stand the smell and texture of sponge cakes. She finds the mess it makes to be very disgusting as well.
According to Rachael:
“If someone walks past me with a piece of cake and they come close I start crying and shaking. I literally freeze on the spot if I can’t get away. I have known myself to jump over chairs to get away.
The smell of a cake cooking is enough to make me violently sick and I can’t go up to a counter in a cafe or shop to order food if there are cakes.”
Rachael is currently working as a shop assistant but she tries to avoid walking down the cake aisle at her work plus avoids shops and bakeries in the fear of walking into the cake section.
You can watch a video interview with Rachael Lee here:
“It might sound unusual, but it is a real fear and I’m desperate to overcome it,” Rachael said.
Rachael also said:
“People think you don’t come into contact with cake that much in everyday life, but you do. Just seeing someone eating it messily on TV is like a horror movie for me.”
I really want help but it is not a normal fear and I just don’t know where to start…. It might sound unusual, but it is a real fear and I’m desperate to overcome it.”
She has sought medical help for her problem but has been repeatedly told they do not deal with cake phobias. As of this writing, Rachael is already engaged with fiance Ben Child and so she wants to overcome her fear really, really soon. A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a wedding cake, right?
Horrified Taxi Drivers Report “Ghost Passengers” in Japan’s Tsunami Zone
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims are far from being at peace…they’ve started stalking cabs!
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, followed by the magnitude 9 earthquake and devastating tsunami that killed over 15,800 people, the coastal town of Ishinomaki is still plagued by the loss.
Years after the disaster, the souls of its deceased residents are still roaming the streets, going about their everyday business as if unable to tell they've left their corporeal selves behind.
In fact, several taxi drivers in the area have reported taking on what they eventually realized were ghost passengers who seem to not have realized they'd left the land of the living.
This Student is in Serious Trouble for Using the Flag to Mop the Floor
You’re in deep sh*t, son.
Since we were kids, we were taught to respect the national flag. We should handle it with care and do absolutely nothing that can desecrate it. A person caught disrespecting the flag in any way will pay big. This student may be in serious trouble for using the Philippine flag to mop the floor of the classroom.
You see, disrespecting the flag has serious consequences, no matter which country you're in. Under the U.S. Code, "Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both."
Aside from getting into trouble with the law, there's another solid reason why you simply shouldn't do it...
Man Peels A Whole Coconut in Less Than 13 Seconds Using Only His Teeth
Jaws of steel!
No matter what age we are, we should always take care of our teeth. Proper oral care helps us protect our teeth from cavities, weakening and gum diseases.
Did you ever ask yourself how strong are your teeth? The crown of our teeth is covered with enamel, and this protects the inner part of our teeth from damages.
Enamel is the hardest part in the body; it is even harder than our bones.
Beneath the enamel, a substance can be found called Dentin. Dentin is as hard as our bones and it protects the pulp of our teeth.
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