Fun with Fear

Fear of flying,
flying anxiety,
flying phobia,
flight phobia,
All words for the same thing
While I have no issues flying
I consider it a perfectly reasonable fear
We don’t have wings afterall,
what business do we have in the air

Click Here 8 tips for conquering fear of flying

American haiku: second hand smoking

ever smoked jet fuel?
you’re so high
you never come down

Fun Flying Fact: More people die from plane exhaust than plane crashes

First my clothes
And then my toes
Sucked out as the toilet whirled
Feet, knees
Naked in the breeze
Dangling above the world
Thighs and junk
The front and the trunk
Followed by the torso whole
Shoulders and neck
As I screamed ‘what the feck’
Down the toilet bowl
Truthfully said
I would be dead
If my giant head didn’t plug the hole

Myth: you can sucked out an airplane toilet FALSE

Are there any snakes in the plane?
How about Samuel J Jackson?
Ok, good.
Do you have a fear of flying, sir?
No, I have a fear of shit movies becoming a reality

Fun Flying Fact: Fewer than 1,000 people die in plane crashes each year, including small planes.

Other things more likely to kill you:

Lawnmower — 951 deaths
Skates, skis, skateboards — 1,139 deaths
Fall from tree — 1,413 deaths
Caught between objects — 1,842 deaths
Constipation — 2,167 deaths
Agricultural machinery — 4,183 deaths
Suffocation/strangulation in bed — 10,206 deaths
Fall involving bed — 10,386 deaths

(Numbers are US statistics (they love keeping count))

Weekly Theme:
National Aviation Week

52 thoughts on “Fun with Fear

  1. I’m certainly more comfortable with flying now than I have ever been (I once got so worked up the steward literally had to move me to the seat opposite her, deep breathe and hold hands with me during a take off), but I’ll never be fully ok with it. Medication definitely helps.

    The fear definitely stems from a lack of control for me. Oh, and plunging to an almost certain death is a concern too, obviously 😬

    Like all fears it’s irrational. I know I’m more likely to die skateboarding out of bed to mow the grass, but I also can’t quite escape the feeling that if a plane is going down it’ll be the one I’m on 😔🖤

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    1. Wow. That is one hell of a reaction.
      Medication that makes you fly right!
      But leaves you in control 🤔
      Maybe you should consider a pilots licence 😏
      True. Just getting out of bed could kill you 💚

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      1. Haha! The medication just takes the edge off to be fair – the fear definitely remains…

        Interestingly enough I have a friend who cured their fear of flying by taking lessons and getting a pilots licence. Maybe I should consider it after all! 😁🖤

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      2. So unconcious it is. Perhaps you could ask someone to coldcock you before take off.
        The charming little pilot. Sounds like a day time soap 😁💚

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  2. I’ll give you that ‘First my clothes’ was quite a creative piece……

    ‘Suffocation/strangulation in bed — 10,206 deaths
    Fall involving bed — 10,386 deaths’

    Told you the Yanks were a sex-crazed lot…….

    Seriously you have put in some work on this. Well done…..

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    1. Thanks, Don.

      That one just popped into my head. Flowed easily.

      They do seem like high numbers. I would love to see more specific reasons. That couldn’t possibly all be sex related. But probably most 🤣


      1. Let’s look at this again

        ‘Suffocation/strangulation in bed — 10,206 deaths’

        Surely getting sheet twisted round one’s neck while asleep and stragulato would come in here. What a way to go……..

        ‘Fall involving bed — 10,386 deaths’

        Bed doesn’t like you – decides to take it out and fall on you. Kerplop……..

        The rest gotta be sexually related. Yanks are oversexed. I Googled USA sex movies and got porn sites. This tells you something M. Hollywood movies gotta have sex in them or no-one would buy.

        Billy agrees with me……..

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      2. I can’t argue your logic.
        I would assume a large number would be sex related.
        Oversexed would explain why there’s so many of them.
        I’ve heard of these sex movies. I think they make them in other countries too. I’ve also heard people make them in their own homes, but I don’t believe it.


    1. I’m sorry to hear that. The odds of you knowing a few people in that category is extreme. It’s like knowing two people killed by lawnmowers or hippos or police officers.

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  3. This should be my mantra as I am flying thousands of feet up in the air : fewer people die from plane crashes than 1, 2 and 3…
    And then I remember this line “We don’t have wings after all what business do we have in the air” and the anxiety comes back… 😆

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    1. 🤣 I guess I was sending mixed messages there.
      In never felt anything but safe on airplanes. The regulations are so strict.
      Any idiot can crash a car, and most do.


      1. This is a case of “It’s not you, it’s me.” I am anxious about flying, so I clutch on to anything that allays my fears, but if I see just a little fraying in the fabric, then it just unravels for me. I’m back in my seat sweating bullets. I told you it’s not you, it’s me 😓

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      2. 😂 of course. I wouldn’t dare try to convince you. Fear is a good thing. There’s is nothing more dangerous—or ignorant—than a person without fear.

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