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Going bananas over bananas

A woman in Britain is so afraid of bananas that even looking at it can make her hyperventilate, sweat and throw up.

world Updated: Aug 23, 2010 23:55 IST

A woman in Britain is so afraid of bananas that even looking at it can make her hyperventilate, sweat and throw up.

Unfortunately, Fran Dando's two-year-old son Harrison loves bananas. So, she wears rubber gloves to feed them to him. Fran even struggles to read a book to Harrison, in case bananas pop up in the story. She said that in such cases she has to breathe for a couple of seconds and braces herself before proceeding

Fran told The Sun: “I make the exception because he's my little boy. But when someone takes one out or has some in their house I have to leave the room.”

“It is embarrassing and friends have tried to snap me out of the fear but nothing works.”

When Dando was seven-years-old, her brother had hid a banana in her bed.

“I felt this horrible slimy thing. It frightened the life out of me. Suddenly I was hyperventilating and sweating. I was frozen in panic. Ever since then if I see one, the same feeling comes back,” she said.