Yes, You Can Actually Be Scared To Death

February 24, 2015 4:15 PM

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A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel that provides your "weekly dose of fun and interesting science," explores the topic of fear. It's not uncommon to be afraid of spiders, heights, small spaces and needles, but did you know that these fears can can actually (gulp) kill you?

OK, so it's not that extreme -- the sight of a spider will probably not send you into cardiac arrest -- but ASAP science explains that when you feel afraid, "your fight or flight response is triggered and adrenaline is released." This adrenaline makes your heart beat more quickly. Although this make...

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