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

20 Strange & Ridiculous Phobias
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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