A Few Funny Phobias You Probably Didn’t Know

Funny Phobias



Are you scared of something? If so, congratulations you have a phobia!

I was wondering about some strange things to be scared of and then realized that they most probably have a name for them.

I can say that I have Acrophobia, which is to have a fear of heights.

Here are the scientific names for some common fears people have, you may already know some of them, but you may not.

Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.

Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.

Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.

Aerophobia – Fear of flying.

Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.

Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.

Then I found some funny fears to have and thought I would give my opinion to not let it bother you!

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Don’t eat peanut butter.

Barophobia is the fear of gravity – Get off this planet!

Neophobia is the fear of new things or ideas – I’d suggest building an “old” time machine and going back a few years.

Euphobia is the fear of hearing good news – Live all alone, have no contact with anyone else, don’t play the lottery and make sure your life is very miserable.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words – Don’t ask anyone what the scientific name is for the fear of long words.

Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers – if you have this, please leave a comment explaining what the hell you’re doing reading this blog!

I know three people who have globophobia, which is the fear of balloons.

Birthday parties must have sucked as a kid with no balloons.

So if you know of anyone with a phobia, please leave a comment saying the scientific name or just what they’re scared of.

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Luke Ward
Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the owner of The Fact Site. He has over 14 years of experience in researching, informative writing, fact-checking, SEO & web design. In his spare time, he loves to explore the world, drink coffee & attend trivia nights.

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