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What things horrify and fascinate you at the same time?
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TitaniasAss · 06/08/2022 13:25

I'm petrified of oceans and seas - deep waters in general. But I'm also completely obsessed with it too; I'll watch anything to do with marine life, oceans, sharks (😱) even though it scares the shit out of me. I live on the coast and love it, but jeez-oh it scares me.

What about you?

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TheBikiniExpert · 06/08/2022 13:28

Those number message things that used to be broadcast after The Lincolnshire Poacher - help me out someone!

Ships out of water- can't bear to look, or look away.

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TheCanyon · 06/08/2022 13:29

True crime. I seek it out as it's fascinating, but can be so utterly grim.

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:29

Same - especially sharks.

Same with bear attacks. Your title of horrified and fascinated at the same time is an accurate description.

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Picklypickles · 06/08/2022 13:31

Crocodiles and alligators, absolutely beautiful and fascinating but terrifying too! I love movies where people get stalked/terrorised/eaten by them but obviously horrified when it happens in real life.

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xxcatcatcatxx · 06/08/2022 13:32

@GorgeousLadyofWrestling Yes! And that poor Chinese woman that got eaten in a wildlife park after she got out of the car. I always wonder what it would feel like and what you’d be thinking 😳 xxx

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ellyoctober · 06/08/2022 13:32

A load of influencers.

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steelseries · 06/08/2022 13:34

Childbirth. I've had two kids and I still can't wrap my head around the amazing-ness that something so big can come out of a hole so small?! And that you go into hospital as one person and come out as two. But also, how messy, painful and loud it can be!

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TitaniasAss · 06/08/2022 13:34

Shipwrecks too. I find them so sad frightening, but am totally fascinated by them at the same time.

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GreenLunchBox · 06/08/2022 13:34

Pylons. Sounds weird, I know. Suddenly developed an aversion to them but find them fascinating especially when near people's houses

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:34

@Picklypickles there’s a director who specialises in movies to do with shark attacks/ crocodile attacks. Sounds mad I know but they’re great films! He did an amazing one called The Reef that was so sad, and one called Dark Water about a crocodile attack. I guess they’re like natural disaster films. My husband thinks I’m mad.

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DamnAKarmaDingDong · 06/08/2022 13:35

The pile of dead skin that comes off my feet after a good session with a Microplane foot file. It's disgusting and satisfying at the same time.

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:36

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Picklypickles · 06/08/2022 13:37

GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:34

@Picklypickles there’s a director who specialises in movies to do with shark attacks/ crocodile attacks. Sounds mad I know but they’re great films! He did an amazing one called The Reef that was so sad, and one called Dark Water about a crocodile attack. I guess they’re like natural disaster films. My husband thinks I’m mad.

Ooh thanks for the suggestions I don't think I've seen either of those, will have to check them out!

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SweatyChamoisPad · 06/08/2022 13:39

Sinkholes. They petrify me but I google them all the time.

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snowstorm2012 · 06/08/2022 13:41

SweatyChamoisPad · 06/08/2022 13:39

Sinkholes. They petrify me but I google them all the time.

There's a new series on Sky called La Brea which you might like 👍🏼

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:41

Enjoy! The Reef is such a great film. It’s hard to do shark films well because they invariably make the shark a massive unrealistic monster but this was so well done. Genuinely scary and really sad.

There’s a second Reef film out, I think but I’ve not seen it. Reviews have said the shark is CGI so doesn’t sound like it’s like the first one.

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Jollygreen · 06/08/2022 13:42

Serial killers.

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Twigletgirl27 · 06/08/2022 13:43

@GorgeousLadyofWrestling have you read the account of Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend who were killed by grizzly bears. Definitely fits the thread title....

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Ylfa · 06/08/2022 13:43

Couples. They’re like separate people but not.

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:45

Twigletgirl27 · 06/08/2022 13:43

@GorgeousLadyofWrestling have you read the account of Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend who were killed by grizzly bears. Definitely fits the thread title....

Yeah I think seeing the documentary about it that kind of kicked off the fascination. I know it sounds weird but it was like I wanted to understand the mechanics of an attack. That sounds so weird, I know! It’s so awful to think about but fascinating at the same time.

There’s a good bear attack film about a couple that go camping in Canada at the end of the summer season and get lost. I can’t remember what it’s called but @Picklypickles might also like it!

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dottypencilcase · 06/08/2022 13:47

Sporner's corner on here 🤮

How the world really works (or doesn't).

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Antarcticant · 06/08/2022 13:49

Coastal erosion.

I am also a trypoPHILE Grin

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ilovebagpuss · 06/08/2022 13:50

The film version of Cats

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GorgeousLadyofWrestling · 06/08/2022 13:51

Found it! m.imdb.com/title/tt2944198/

Im sure I’m coming across like such a weirdo. Whenever there’s a slight mention of an animal attack, DH is like 🙄🙄🙄

We were watching a surfing documentary and one competition was called off because a poor surfer ( not in the competition) was killed by a shark earlier in the day. It was so sad and horrifying but DH was also like “oh here we go…” and looking at me.

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squashyhat · 06/08/2022 13:53

Wind turbines. I can't look away from them but hate the way that they look as though they are turning so slowly and yet the tips of the blades whip round.

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