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10 Strange Phobias You Probably Didn't Know Existed:

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  • #10. Hypnophobia

    #10. Hypnophobia

    Fear of going to sleep.

  • #9. Ergophobia

    #9. Ergophobia

    Fear or aversion to work. What? Seriously? I think I may have this.

  • #8. Doraphobia

    #8. Doraphobia

    Fear of touching the fur or skin of an animal. I guess I can understand it...maybe.

  • #7. Taphephobia

    #7. Taphephobia

    The fear of being buried alive. Here's an idea: CREMATION.

  • #6. Basiphobia

    #6. Basiphobia

    The fear of walking. YES, walking. There are paralyzed people who would do anything to be able to walk. What a selfish phobia!

  • #5. Haphephobia

    #5. Haphephobia

    Fear of being touched. Ok, this one I totally understand. Are they talking about the "Stranger Danger Bad Touch we learned in elementary school? I can dig it...but if not, I have to say it would depend on who's doing the touching!

  • Nomophobia


    #4. The fear of being without a mobile phone. What is this world coming to?

  • Anthrophobia


    #3. Fear of FLOWERS. I'm convinced "Little Shop of Horrors" helped make this possible.

  • Barophobia


    #2. Fear of gravity. I don't know what to say. Is this for real? How can it be? Thinking about it almost made my brain implode.

  • #1. Phobophobia

    #1. Phobophobia

    The best of all: the fear of acquiring a phobia. The fear of fear itself. OMG. The more I think about it, the more it makes my head hurt. WTF!? I couldn't make this up if I tried!