You may think that a dude who chows down on fetal duck egg like it's a candy bar is totally fearless. But that's just not true. Despite his documented bravery in the face of most anything edible, Anthony Bourdain says a few things actually scare the shit out of him. For starters, Switzerland.
In a write-up entitled "Scary Shit," published on the List App, Bourdain outlines what makes him quake, proving that the Parts Unknown host is not entirely fearless. In reality, he's just a regular dude who's afraid of clowns.
Here's the list, complete with excerpts from his explanations:
1. Clowns: "They were always sinister figures, disguising their homicidal intentions under thick make-up, all the while their crawl spaces and chest freezers were brimming with Cub Scout parts."
2. Mimes: "Their purposes are always to embarrass, to draw attention to the shy, the troubled, the hungover. Pure evil."
3. Switzerland: "I live with a persistent dread of alpine vistas, chalet architecture, Tyrolean hats, even cheese with holes in it. You will notice I have never been there. That's because Switzerland frightens me."