Unusual Phobias

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A phobia is an extreme fear of an object, activity, or situation. These irrational fears may not make sense to someone who's never experienced this paralyzing sensation, but it can be crippling to the effected person. Everybody is afraid of something, but there are some pretty unusual phobias, and the names are even more peculiar! Here's a list of some of the more interesting fears.

Alektorophobia: Fear of Chickens
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of Peanut Butter Sticking to the Roof of Your Mouth
Ataxophobia: Fear of Disorder or Untidiness
Barophobia: Fear of Gravity
Bogeyphobia: Fear of the Bogeyman
Chionophobia: Fear of Snow
Coulrophobia: Fear of Clowns
Cyclophobia : Fear of Bicycles
Eisoptrophobia: Fear of Mirrors
Ereuthophobia: Fear of Blushing
Geliophobia: Fear of Laughter
Hylophobia: Fear of Forests
Ichthyophobia: Fear of Fish
Lachanophobia: Fear of Vegetables
Melophobia: Fear of Music
Mythophobia: Fear of Lying
Ophthalmophobia: Fear of Being Stared At
Pogonophobia: Fear of Beards
Scolionophobia: Fear of School
Telephonophobia: Fear of Telephones

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