Mr. Thomas' Terrifying Muffins

“Crumpets and bubbly chocolate bars might fill some people with joy, but scientists claim that most humans have a primordial fear of clusters of holes. Everyday objects with many closely-packed holes can be a trigger for people who report suffering from trypophobia, or the fear of holes, which can lead to intensely unpleasant visceral reactions, psychologists claim. A study suggests the widespread, predominantly latent phobia is associated with ancient threats such as beehives, poisonous flowers and venomous creatures.”