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10 of the World’s Strangest Phobias

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10 of the World’s Strangest Phobias

So you’re afraid of spiders? Big deal! There are people out there who are much more interesting than you and have incredible phobias of some weird and wonderful things. Then again, maybe you’re one of them?

Here comes the fear

1- Venustraphobia

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This is the fear of beautiful women, and may be caused by low self-confidence or putting too much pressure on appearances. Or, judging by the lack of them around, maybe they’re afraid of me? One of the strangest phobias.

2- Deipnophobia

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Scared of dinner parties? If you were at my last one, you’ll know why.

3- Gamophobia

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It’s actually a phobia of getting married. One of the phobias most attributed to men.

4- Lutraphobia

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Yes, some people are indeed afraid of otters. They find them otterly scary.

 5- Anemophobia

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The fear of wind. Once again, I can only apologise for the dinner party.

6- Heliphobia

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If you are afraid of the sunlight you’ll know about this. And no you can’t suck my blood.

7- Athazagoraphobia

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Athazagoraphobia is the phobia of being forgotten. These guys don’t get on very well with amnesiacs.

8- Selenophobia

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Selenophobia is the term for the fear of the moon. No cheese for you then.

9- Genuphobia

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If you’re petrified of knees, you have this.

10- Dextrophobia

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People with this don’t mind what you do, as long as you don’t situate anything to their right.

 

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