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We all have weird things that give us the “ick.” Oftentimes it’s everyday harmless things that we find to be gross or disgusting. People shared the completely normal things that gross them out – here are some of the top answers.

1. Weird Liquid

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“The liquid on top of sour cream. Water that doesn’t drain in the shower. The weird standing liquid, I guess,” someone said.

2. Wet Food

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“Touching wet food in the sink,” someone said.

Another person agreed and added, “Emptying out the sink strainer.”

3. Banana Strings

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“My four-year-old realized I hate banana strings, so purposefully ate one while looking me in the eye,” someone shared.

4. Sticky Surfaces

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“Ugh. When you touch it, your skin is sticky, especially if you can’t get to a sink to wash it off immediately. Then stuff sticks to your skin, and that nasty layer of black lint-like stuff starts to appear on the stickiness,” someone said.

5. Bones

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“Not me, but I have friends that are grossed out by bones on fried chicken or wings and will only order boneless chicken anything,” someone said.

6. Communal Microwaves

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“The smell of other people’s food heating in a communal microwave,” a person shared.

Someone said, “Same, even if it is a “good” smelling food, it makes me sick.”

7. Coins

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A user said, “I hate the smell of coins. And it makes me cringe thinking about how many people have touched them before me – so many germs.”

8. Hair

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“Hair when it’s not attached to someone. My fiancée’s head of hair? Beautiful, and I love to run my fingers through it. Yet having to remove one single of her hairs off the bar of soap? Good God,” someone said.

9. Bandages

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“+10 gross points if it’s not on someone and is just out in the wild. +100 points if one is loosely attached to someone oblivious and daring to fall off at any moment,” one user commented.

10. Unexpected Textures

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“Biting into something that should be delicious (like a dumpling, ravioli, meatball), and there is an unidentifiable differently textured piece,” someone replied.

11. Food on Faces

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“I’m naturally unbothered by table manners, chewing with an open mouth; I don’t care, BUT when someone has mayonnaise stuck in the corner of their mouth,” someone said.

12. Seaweed

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“Not the kind that’s pressed into Nori or seaweed salad at Asian restaurants because those are delicious. I’m talking about the nasty brown seaweed in the ocean ruining your beach vacation,” a user said.

13. Other People’s Fridges

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“I don’t know how to explain it, but other people’s fridges. I can’t handle it,” someone confessed.

14. Fatty Meat

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“The fatty parts of meat. Especially accidentally chewing on one. It makes me want to vomit,” someone said.

15. Bare Feet on a Dashboard

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“Like when a passenger sticks their dirty filthy stinky sweaty corn-covered feet up on the dash to relax,” someone said.

16. Holes

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“Things with strange porous holes. My wife laughed one day and told me about this strange phobia people have,” a person said.

17. Moist

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A user said, “Not me personally, but I always find it funny people who get grossed out by the word “moist.”

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15 Things People Are Constantly Warned About But Choose To Ignore

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Growing up, most of us are told by parents, caregivers, and teachers to be safe. They warn us that if we don’t take precautions, we will suffer the consequences and get hurt. An internet poll asked users to share something they warn people about, but they don’t heed their warnings. Here are some of the most popular responses. 15 Things People Are Constantly Warned About But Choose To Ignore

16 Worst Fast Food Restaurant People Warn To Avoid at All Costs

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We all have our preferences regarding our favorite restaurants and fast food chains. Sometimes experiences or even food can turn you off entirely from returning. People share the worst fast food chains they would never visit in an online group. Here are some of the restaurants people warned others to avoid. 16 Worst Fast Food Chains To Avoid at All Costs

15 Surefire Ways To Kick the Afternoon Blues to the Curb

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You know the feeling, you’re working hard all day, checking things off your to-do list, then bam, you hit a wall. You feel exhausted, your head gets foggy, and you start counting down the minutes until your day ends. Lucky for you, that doesn’t have to be your everyday normal. A recent online survey asked people how they beat the afternoon blues. Here are some of the most popular tips. 15 Surefire Ways To Kick the Afternoon Blues to the Curb

17 Unbelievable Random Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Sometimes we are so busy in our life, or we just never get the opportunity to learn more about our world and how it works. Someone asked in an online forum, “What is something that blew your mind once you realized it?” Here are some of the most popular answers. 17 Unbelievable Random Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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