20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias

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.



GENIPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Chins


SINOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of The Chinese


ITHYPHALLOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Seeing, Thinking About, Or Having An Erect Penis


EUPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Hearing Good News


KYPHOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Stooping


RHABDOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Being Severely Beaten With A Rod. Also, Fear Of Magic Wands


ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA

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Fear Of Peanut Butter Sticking To The Roof Of The Mouth


HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Long Words


LINONOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of String


ASYMMETRIPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Asymmetrical Objects


GRAPHOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Handwriting


PARTHENOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Virgins Or Young Girls


OPTOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Opening One's Eyes


METROPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Poetry


TERATOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Bearing A Deformed Child. Also, Fear Of Deformed People


ONEIROGMOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Wet Dreams


OURANOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Heaven


POGONOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Beards


DEFACALOESIOPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
Fear Of Painful Bowel Movements


ZEMMIPHOBIA

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
[Understandable] Fear Of The Naked Mole Rat



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