Top Ten Unknown Phobias

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You might know some common phobias such as arachnophobia or hydrophobia. Although there are many phobias you might know or heard about here are a couple that you have probably never heard. Most phobias make sense but some of these are completely non kosher.

10. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

“Religious superstitions have yet caused another issue in society.  Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is fear of the number 666. It’s usually associated with some sort of fear of the Devil/Satan/Christian Mythology, but even so, I’m sure that if Lucifer does rise, a rather frequently used number in today’s society will not be one of the signs,” reported openzap.com.

9. Anatidaephobia

The fear that some time, somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. Do I really need to write anymore? This phobia is hands down the oddest phobia I have ever come across. If I ever met someone who had Anatidaephobia I would probably just ungracefully stammer my way through Why? How? When? And What?!!!!

8. Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Fear of Friday the 13th “ About 8% of Americans have this phobia,” reported fear of.net. “For those of a superstitious disposition, or suffering from acute paraskevidekatriaphobia, the portents for the World Chess Championship could not have been more ill: if Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov were unable to decide their reunification match in the tiebreak games, then “Armageddon” (a blitz shoot-out), on Friday 13, no less, was in prospect,”  commented macmillmandictionary.com

7.Phobophobia

Fear of phobias. To be more specifically, of the internal sensations associated with that phobia and anxiety, which binds it closely to other anxiety disorders, especially with generalized anxiety disorders (free floating fears) and panic attacks.

6.Scolionophobia – Fear of school. As we all know “some” students have this students have this phobia. The phobia occurs when a child has a sresssful

5.Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia -“It is possible to develop a phobia of virtually anything, no matter how innocuous it might actually be. The fear of long words is certainly uncommon, but its rarity does not change how devastating it can be for those who suffer from it. The common name for this fear, however, is a bit sarcastic in nature,” reported phobias.about.com.

4.Geniophobia – This phobia is probably one of the ones you would never expect to have. “Geniophobia is the fear of chins. The origin of the word genius is Greek (meaning chin or jaw) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Geniophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page,” stated common-phobias.com.

3.Coulrophobia -“When we were younger, almost all of us could remember asking for a bicycle for Christmas at one point in our lives. Riding a bike is fun and exhilarating for most of us but can be extremely scary for one who has cyclophobia or the irrational and persistent fear of bicycles,” reported phobiasource.com

2.Ambulophobia- Fear of walking linked to the fear of losing control. This fear can be learned through observation, but more often than not, their is either a belief that the patient  might get hurt or an injury in the past is contributing to the development of such fear. For example, due to a temporary or long-term case of vertigo, sufferer may find it safer when sitting or lying down. They may develop a sensation of falling when they try to stand or walk.

1.Bananaphobia- Fear of Bananas. “It is very rare and uncommon, but the fear of bananas or bananaphobia does exist. A very famous case about such a phobia has been reported in the Daily Mail. According to this news report, a woman had been scared of bananas all her life, so much so that she could not stand being in the same room as them without feeling nauseated each time. Thankfully, her story ends on a happy note as she was able to completely conquer her fear of bananas,” commented fearof.net.