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The longest three seconds of my life

I had to confront my phobias when I walked into Mr Jimmy Chen's farm and saw tubs of creepy crawlies.

My reaction? Goosebumps everywhere.

And to make my life a little more miserable, my editors dared me to pick up a handful of worms.

Then, I was told to leave them in my hands for three seconds.

But I wasn't going to bow out of the challenge - no matter how freaked out I was.

When I asked Mr Chen if the worms bite, he turns around with a cheeky smile and says: "Yes, but don't worry, it's not that painful."

I swear my eyes widened enough for my eyeballs to pop out of their sockets.

I braced myself, clenched my jaw and dipped my hands into the tub of worms.

It was the longest three seconds of my life.

Most of the worms that I scooped up fell right through my fingers because my fingers were stiffly spread wide open.

Nonetheless, I did it and I'm proud of it.

But that doesn't change the fact that I'm never touching worms again.