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Jen. Twenty-something physicist and science communicator.

Interests include, but are not limited to, conspiracy theories, animals and cryptography.

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  • On public transport I often worry that there will be some psychopath with a pair of scissors and he cuts off my hair :O
  • When I'm in the shower and I'm washing my face (so my eyes are closed) I worry that when I open my eyes again there will be somebody standing on the other side of the glass.
  • Discovering no money in my bank account whatsoever. [however, as a student, it turns out this isn't so irrational afterall!]
  • A new law being laid down which proclaims everyone must be married by the age of 25.
  • A spider successfully breeds with a bluebottle and so then makes a flying spider which buzzes loudly. If this then mated with a millipede I think I'd have to live in quarantine.
  • My eyelashes falling out.
  • Dying when I'm not wearing matching underwear, I worry that the Mortician will judge me.
  • Waking up to a frictionless world.
  • The cancellation of Heroes or Lost right now.
  • My nails just stop growing so when they break that's it, they're like that forever. I think I'd get nail implants...I assume they exist...everything else does.
  • My stiletto heels getting stuck between the cobbles on Market Street
  • An alien invasion of Earth. Even if the aliens were amiable creatures with lots to teach us etc. I still don't feel comfortable with it.
  • The Tories get into Downing Street. Though this is not completely irrational. Yuck.
  • A world broccoli shortage.
  • Crocodiles learn how to walk on two legs.
  • Being shut in a room packed full of fluttering moths.
  • Forgetting how to read.
  • The fundamental laws that govern our universe change suddenly. I don't want to have to relearn it all. But if this did happen all of matter would probably be ripped apart so I don't think that relearning formulae would be a huge problem.
  • The government imposes a maximum quota for hours of sleep per day.
  • Getting really really fat overnight.
  • My hair going grey overnight.
  • That my dead Paternal Grandparents are ghosts and know exactly what I've been doing since they died...
  • Rabbits evolve into super-intelligent beings.
oct 21 2008 ∞
apr 25 2014 +
user picture Reen: Haha. Funny list! :) oct 21 2008
user picture jen: Haha...thanks? I do have some real worries as well...but they're not nearly so interestimg :)
user picture StifledLaughter: - The national age for purchasing alcohol being raised to 21 or something. Welcome to America. :D nov 8 2008
user picture Kitten: This was hilarious. I have to admit I have the dying-in-unmatching-underwear fear too. jan 25 2009
user picture Cherry: Ok, here I cure you of your nail related fear. Acrylic nails are the easy answer. I've had mine for 15 years. There you go. No need to be anxious about your nails anymore! may 3 2010
user picture Cherry: Sorry, the stiletto heel fear is a real one. I got one caught in the wooden boards on a bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne during peak hour pedestrian traffic. My shoe stayed stuck and I kept walking for a few steps on one shoe! I tried to look completely confident and graceful when I spun and returned on one bare foot to my waiting shoe. Hmmm.
user picture the_child_of_saturn: Dear god why did I have to read this list? Now some of YOUR irrational fears are going to become MY irrational fears!Ahhhh jun 24 2012
user picture Jaqueline: Oh god, i always open my eyes veeeeery slowly when i'm in the shower, i have the same fear!! jan 28 2015