20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
It could be said that fear is one of our most useful and sensible emotions. Not only does it prime our bodies to better react to danger, but it also stops [most of] us from undertaking foolish, life-endangering endeavors such as firing antique crossbows at the police, riding a motorcycle, or crushing our own head in a vice "because we wanted to see what it felt like".
Yes, when it comes to "staying alive for as long as possible", fear can be a useful and practical tool. But as with other tools (right angle reversible drills for instance), fear can also pollute our minds, twisting what was once a useful and important bodily function into a crippling (and often hilarious) ailment.
Here is a list of twenty of the most ridiculous and illogical phobias on earth.
Fear Of Chins
Fear Of The Chinese
Fear Of Seeing, Thinking About, Or Having An Erect Penis
Fear Of Hearing Good News
Fear Of Stooping
Fear Of Being Severely Beaten With A Rod. Also, Fear Of Magic Wands
Fear Of Peanut Butter Sticking To The Roof Of The Mouth
Fear Of Long Words
Fear Of String
Fear Of Asymmetrical Objects
Fear Of Handwriting
Fear Of Virgins Or Young Girls
Fear Of Opening One's Eyes
Fear Of Poetry
Fear Of Bearing A Deformed Child. Also, Fear Of Deformed People
Fear Of Wet Dreams
Fear Of Heaven
Fear Of Beards
Fear Of Painful Bowel Movements
[Understandable] Fear Of The Naked Mole Rat