As a child I was consumed with fear of a) things I was unlikely to ever actually encounter or b) ordinary things I had been told were dangerous but were unlikely to ever hurt me
  1. Lava
  2. Escalators
  3. Piranhas
  4. Revolving doors
  5. Quicksand
  6. Those rotating towels you used to see in bathrooms
  7. Wearing red or blue and being mistaken for a Blood or a Crip by a rival gang member, then killed