• 1. Omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons

    Omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons

    Expressed as either a fear one’s own belly button or the belly button of others. Also known as the fear of umbilici, omphalophobia is often linked to the feeling of an umbilical cord still being linked to the internal organs! This photo fully explains Omphalophobia.

  • 2. Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

    Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

    If you suffer from Arachibutyrophobia, just the thought of peanut butter can trigger the inability to speak. Some people are so disturbed by this that they hate the site of glass jars. What about peanut butter in your ear? Or peanut butter in your hair? Those situations sound way scarier. (Photo via Flickr)

  • 3. Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations

    Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations

    An intense and irrational fear that may result in the person unnecessarily believing that they themselves are an amputee. (Photo via Flickr)

  • 4. Aulophobia - Fear of flutes

    Aulophobia - Fear of flutes

  • 5. Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia - Fear of body smells

    Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia - Fear of body smells

    Bromos is Greek for stench, bro.

  • 6. Geniophobia - Fear of chins

    Geniophobia - Fear of chins

    Actual recommended treatment: Looking in the mirror more.

  • 7. Genuphobia - Fear of knees

    Genuphobia - Fear of knees

    Imagine if the thought of simply kneeling down made you nauseous? Stephanie Cockerill, a british woman suffering from Genuphobia, was quoted saying, “If I could have an operation to remove my knees I would.”

  • 8. Sesquipedalophobia - Fear of long words

    Sesquipedalophobia - Fear of long words

    Also known as (the even longer) Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. (Photo via Flickr)

  • 9. Dromophobia - Fear of crossing streets

    Dromophobia - Fear of crossing streets

    Even when presented with a deserted intersection, the fear of crossing the road can overtake those suffering from Dromophobia.

  • 10. Deipnophobia - Fear of dinner conversation

    Deipnophobia - Fear of dinner conversation

    Usually caused by the mind overprotecting us and making us believe that a dinner party poses real danger. Most Americans suffer from Deipnophobia one to two days a year, depending on family holiday traditions.

  • 11. Zemmiphobia - Fear of the great mole rat

    Zemmiphobia - Fear of the great mole rat

    Everybody who just saw this picture now suffers from zemmiphobia.

  • 12. Myxophobia or Blennophobia - Fear of slime

    Myxophobia or Blennophobia - Fear of slime

    I think most of avoid - as Double Dare defined it - being slimed. Those with Myxophobia will also avoid more conventional slimy substances, such as some liquid soaps, bleaches and motor oils. Mark Summers must still terrify these people.

  • 13. Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetrical things

    Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetrical things

    One piece of advice: Don’t go to Portugal.

  • 14. Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms

    Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms

    From the Greek Helminth, or parasitic worm…you know what… I’m just going to look at this picture of a nice, friendly worm and pretend that the thing helminthophobiacs are afraid of can’t actually happen.

  • 15. Pentheraphobia - The persistent fear of your mother-in-law

    Pentheraphobia - The persistent fear of your mother-in-law

  • 16. Rhabdophobia - Fear of magic, specifically spellcasters

    Rhabdophobia - Fear of magic, specifically spellcasters

    Additionally, the fear of being beaten with rods or just generally punished severely.

  • 17. Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia - Fear of money

    Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia - Fear of money

    My bank account has this.

  • 18. Ergasiophobia - The Fear Of Work

    Ergasiophobia - The Fear Of Work