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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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Spider season's in full swing and I wonder how the arachnophobes among us - half of women and 10 per cent of men, because men are brave warriors without fear/don't admit they're actually cacking themselves (delete as you wish) - are managing not to have an epic meltdown on a daily basis.
Just as we thought Natalie Appleton was the most phobic person in the world, in walked Vic Reeves, arachnophobe.
But Matt Hudson, a former arachnophobe, is sceptical.
Now the former arachnophobe owns her own tarantula called Pandora and she's happy for it to crawl all over her face.
She said: "Up until about the age of 21, I was a huge arachnophobe.
The news this week that the Government is considering raising university top-up fees is, therefore, about as welcome as a nest of spiders to an arachnophobe and just about as scary.
As the small box, complete with a miniature levered brush, is positioned at the end of a long handle, it is the ideal gadget for every arachnophobe to keep next to the bed.
AN ARACHNOPHOBE was so keen to help others that he signed up to a fundraising jungle trek - completely forgetting he suffers from a phobia of spiders.
For a confirmed arachnophobe, being rained on by countless species of spider could be enough to send her home a nervous wreck.
I realise today that this is the last thing the die-hard arachnophobe wants to hear as they teeter on one leg on top of a chair screaming "Get it out of here
He was either spider-friendly and didn't want to break the web or a terrified arachnophobe.
As the new range of Spider Pen products from Crayola are in shops nationwide, they are launching a search for the nation's most affected arachnophobe.