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What Scares You? (Infographic)

Today's GoFIgure looks at phobias, defined as irrational fears of things which are not likely to be dangerous.
Today's GoFIgure looks at phobias, defined as irrational fears of things which are not likely to be dangerous. (Image credit: Ross Toro, LiveScience Contributor)

Editor's Note: This infographic was updated to include a qualifier for the percent of men and women with arachnophobia, which includes those who fear spiders but may not be considered to have a spider phobia.

Ross Toro
Ross Toro is a contributing infographic artist for Live Science. He specializes in explanatory graphics that deal with science topics. Ross is a former art director of the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and United Press International. He teaches Filipino martial arts when not dabbling in cartoons and animation.