I always find it interesting to learn the fears of others, things that make people cringe, shiver and shudder. Most of the time I can relate as mine are rather common: spiders, AKA arachnophobia, and dark, open water, AKA hydrophobia (sort of).
However, the list I’m about to surrender to you, some of Associated Content’s Strangest Phobias, is something I can’t relate to in the least, let alone pronounce most of the names. Good luck.
1. Zemmiphobia – Fear of…wait for it…the great mole rat.
Yeah, most are naked and crazy looking — those ones usually tiny — but what’s so bad about a big fat rat? Okay, never mind… I think I can understand this one.
2. Anablephobia – Fear of looking up.
Is this for real? Who doesn’t love a blue sky? Suck to be these people.
3. Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks.
But forks are no fun when it comes to sushi!
4. Geniophobia – Fear of chins.
This one makes me think of the “Ball-Chinians” from Men in Black II (the one that sucked and doesn’t count). I guess big fat butt chins might make sense…but (no pun intended) I don’t get it other than that.
5. Taphephobia Taphophobia – Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Duh. This one actually makes sense. Finally.
Brittany @ October 13, 2009