A Few Funny Phobias You Probably Didn’t Know

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Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

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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41 Comments

  1. i know someone who has Sidonglobophobia (the fear of cotton balls)

  2. I have auchloclaustrophobia, the fear of closets or closets being open.

  3. As a ginger and proud of it, I can confirm that I do not, in fact, have a soul. Sorry not sorry.

  4. I have trypophobia- the fear of a cluster of small holes

  5. i have a fear of paper i dont know why i just am scared im going to accidently eat it!!!!!!!!!……………

  6. anatideaphobia-fear that somewhere in the world a duck is watching you

  7. I have no phobias, no fears, no regrets in my life, and no nothing. I’m better than chuck norris, I’m awesome

  8. they do have souls! its just that they have red or orange hair!

  9. Me too! but I think like a shark or something will eat me!

  10. OMG me to. my friend when i was 9 told me about BloodyMary (now im 13) and she told me that she comes out of the mirror to kill you. then i watched the movie Mirrors and do look in the mirrors sometimes but most of the time i try not to.

  11. sooo.. i just wanted to knoww.. how often do you drop things. do you get freaked out whenyou drop something?

  12. i have a really bad fear of fruit flies.. you know the really small flies. im not afraid of roaches,rat,spiders, or worms, i actually think their not that bad but when it comes to fruit flies im terrified. it started ever since i was 2 and im now 13. i was in my crib and i screamed “FLY FLY” and the next thing my parents heard was a thud and that was caused by me jumping out of the crib because i thought the fly was going to eat me. so ever since them i have been pretty scared of fruit flies. freaken disgusting creatures!!

  13. a person with orange/red colored hair. Ron Weasley from Harry Potter is a ginger.

  14. anatidaephobia- a fear that somewhere somehow a duck is watching you

  15. well, not necessarily, because those vampires are steriotypes, and all that stuff isnt true. just sayingXD

  16. thats ok, im TERRIFIED of that story, and im not a big fan of mirrors. (im perssonally afraid that an evil duck is watching me…..)

  17. i dont remember what its called, but i have a slight fear that somewhere, somehow an evil duck is watching me…….i dont like ducks…..

  18. i’m afraid of the drain at the bottom of my pool…im freaked out about getting my toe or finger caught in it and drowning.

  19. Once I was on a web site, and it said there is a few people who are afraid that a duck is watching them and its out to get them. Weird right?! Also, there was one that said some people are afraid of swimming because they think shopping carts are at the bottom of the lake. I just don’t understand. My cousin is creeped out by collar bones and dry heeves at the thought and wont let anyone touch hers.

  20. I have a fear of ladybugs(had a traumatic experience with one when i was a kid) and a fear of spiders
    I’m also afraid of my memories (because I forgot a LOT of my childhood and stuff and I’m afraid of what I’ll remember because of what i have hasn’t been good)
    I’m afraid of being alone or forgotten
    I’m also afraid of being single (I’m not joking I think I have an obsession problem or something)

  21. I know a girl with a fear of buttons. She can wear clothes with buttons but has to have other people do them up for her. I guess its good she has a job as a cheerleader no buttons on her spandex uniform lol.
    I also know someone with a fear of bridges, she used to also have a fear of cows (No joke. She was chased by an entire herd of cattle when she was a kid before having to runaway from a pissed off bull)

  22. I have a severe case of arachnophobia, and I’ve been trying to find cures for it. I know somebody with peladophobia, which is the fear of bald people. It’s kind of funny to watch her when a bald guy is near.

  23. I have fear of gingers….. i heard they dont have souls…

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