London, Aug 23 (ANI): A woman in Britain is so terrified of bananas that every time she sees one or is near one she falls ill.
Fran Dando, 21, of Hastings, East Sussex, starts to hyperventilate, sweat and throw up just catching a glimpse of the fruit.
It had all started when Dando was seven and her brother 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," the Sun quoted her as saying.
Unfortunately her son Harrison, two, loves them, and she has to feed them to him wearing rubber gloves.
"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," she said.
"It is embarrassing and friends have tried to snap me out of the fear but nothing works," she added. (ANI)