If I told you I was deathly afraid of death, doesn't that cover everything?

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Well You Gov doesn't think so, and they went to great lengths, to get very specific. They surveyed 1000 adults in the U.S. between June 8th and June 13th this year (2022) to find the most common fears.

The best way I can put it, is that some of the fears were more "unusual" than others.

6 Percent of Americans Fear Clusters of Small Holes, and Other Unusual Fears

Fear is "an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat" according to the dictionary. Fears are by no means, one-size-fits -all. These are some of the more unusual ones that registered in a national survey earlier this month by You Gov.

Here are some of the other study findings:

  • 30% of Americans are scared of snakes.
  • 28% of Americans are scared of heights.
  • 24% of Americans are scared of spiders.
  • 23% of Americans are afraid of public speaking.
  • 21% of Americans are scared of disease (thanks COVID).
  • 16% of Americans say they have no fear (get bent).
  • 17% of Americans are terrified of enclosed spaces.
  • 11% of Americans are scared of the dentist.

I am afraid of people with "No Fear" decals on trucks, over-sized tires on trucks, loud after-market exhaust systems on trucks and truck nuts. I fear there are way too many people who think, any of that is "awesome." Also, I'm afraid of death, did I say that?

P.S. - If "unusual" is not an acceptable word to describe this list of fears than I'm officially scared of words. That should be a fear that we recognize in this country, being terrified of expressing any opinion or categorizing anything. Be afraid, there are real-deal consequences for attempting to say what things might be, or to draw any comparisons.

Some fears can be fun, like watching any of the Halloween movies.

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Brookfield Connecticut is a beautiful New England town with picturesque landscapes and architecture. It does have one section of road that is about a mile long, that time has forgotten. When the highway got extended, the life started to drain from this portion of Federal Road and COVID-19 put the finishing touches on any business that was hanging on for dear life. There are supposed to be people in these places, that's why they were made. The absence of humanity in these spaces makes them tragic and chilling.

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Recently, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine, I told this person I'd accessed some caves and tunnels in my hometown of Brewster, NY which is just over the NY/CT State Line. He knows how much I love local history, and saw how excited I was about this journey. He told me there was an area of Brookfield, CT that I needed to see, one that most residents have never seen. He told me about a tunnel, one that was not far away from where we were sitting. I made note of the conversation and bookmarked the destination for a future trip. 

Insanely Difficult Mini Golf Hole in Brookfield Destroys All Who Dare to Face It

JJ Stacks in Brookfield bills itself as the perfect summer food and entertainment family destination. The restaurant located at 537 Federal Road in Brookfield has a bit of everything from burgers, dogs and fries to adult beverages. They also have a slogan that goes "JJ Stacks, where family fun is a hole in one." 

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