10 Wonderfully Weird Phobias

By Dan October 12, 2015

Everyone’s scared of something, but some phobias are more unusual than others.

Inspired by a recent trip to The Science Museum, here are 10 of the world’s most unusual and wonderfully weird phobias. Read on, if you dare…

wonderfully weird phobias - clowns

  • Coulrophobia: an acute fear of clowns
  • Lachanophobia: a fear of vegetables
  • Somniphobia: a fear of falling asleep
  • Triskaidekaphobia: a fear of the number 13
  • Omphalophobia: a fear of bellybuttons

the number 13 - wonderfully weird phobias

  • Papaphobia: a fear of The Pope
  • Allodoxaphobia: a fear of opinions
  • Barophobia: a fear of gravity
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: a fear of long words (ironically)
  • Panophobia: a fear of everything!

a fear of gravity - wonderfully weird phobias

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Images:ALYSSA L. MILLER, MOHAMMED ALNASER, STEVE JURVETSON and THOMAS HAWK via Flickr
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