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'Fear Factor' identifies most common fear

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Ludacris, who is the new host of Fear Factor, swung by The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and revealed the one thing people are most afraid of.

Though Fear Factor is tailored to each contestant’s specific fear, Ludacris said, “We did a study on what most people are most scared of, and you would never believe what it is: Birds!”

According to a “study” conducted by the show, the most common fear is ornithophobia, or fear of birds.

The fear of birds is apparently common, but Ludacris said his personal greatest fear is of “sea creatures, sea monsters, and sharks, and all of that when you’re powerless and you’re out in the middle of nowhere.”

Noah said that his biggest fear is starving. He joked that when he sees contestants eating worms, which are a common meal in his home country of South Africa, it makes him hungry.

The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11 on Comedy Central.

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