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13 Of The Weirdest Phobias Known To Man!
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Published: Jun 3, 2015

We all have our own set of fears and phobias. It’s normal to be afraid. There are people who are afraid of height, afraid of water, fire and many other things. But have you ever heard of Deipnophobia? That’s a fear of dinner parties, or how about Atritomophobia? That’s a fear of numbers. Below is a list of the weirdest phobias known to man:

1) Somniphobia – Fear of falling asleep

Yes, there are people who are afraid of the thing we love the most – sleep. People who suffer from this feel that they may never wake up or fear that they will lose too much time sleeping.

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Source: herworldplus.com

2) Nomophobia – Fear of not getting a signal on your mobile

A recent phobia where people’s worst fear is that their phone doesn’t have credit or network signals. Or worse, they can’t find their phones at all!

cellphone
Source: keenetrial.com

3) Hylophobia- Fear of trees

I can understand being scared of trees in a dark forest after you’ve watched a scary movie. But trees are generally harmless, they can’t even move!

tree
Source: flickr.com

4) Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women

Yes, there are some people in this world who are scared of beautiful women.

women
Source: worth1000.com

 

5) Pogonophobia – Fear of beards

Some people are scared of men with beards. Probably because they’re awesome.

spider
Source: guff.com

 

6) Ergophobia – Fear of work

I feel like I may have this because work does scare me! In fact, I think most of us have this… People with this phobia fear work and can’t handle it.

work
Source: randomstory.org

 

7) Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – Fear of long words

Can someone say ironic?

words
Source: lollitop.blogspot.com

 

8) Anatidaephobia – Fear of being watched by a duck

You know that creepy feeling you get when you feel like someones watching you? Well for people with this phobia it’s ten times worse when there’s a duck watching them!

duck
Source: community.48months.ie

 

9) Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns

Though clowns are supposed to make you laugh, there are some people who freak out when they see a clown. It’s quite common actually, even Johnny Depp has it.

clown
Source: imgkid.com

 

10) Chrometophobia – Fear of money

I am personally willing to help anyone with this phobia by taking their money. People with this phobia have a fear of having a lot of money. Seriously?!?

money
Source: genius.com

 

12) Genuphobia – Fear of knees

Do not wear short shorts in front of these people.

knee
Source: blog.asiantown.net

 

13) Phobophobia – Fear of phobias

What better phobia to end this list with but a phobia of getting phobias. People with this phobia are scared that they may keep developing other phobias!

phobo
Source: wykop.pl