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João 'Finding a new way to make you WTF today' Marum
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Papaphobia: fear of the Pope

Regarded as one of the most benevolent and wonderful individuals in the world, millions flock to him, hoping for his blessing... except for those who suffer "Papaphobia": an abnormal or persistent pathological fear of the pope or the papacy. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread. And it might not be only about the pope himself; a person with papaphobia may also be fearful of the Roman Catholic Church, so keep that popemobil away from them!
Papaphobia: fear of the Pope


Arachibutyrophobia: fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

Say what? You heard it. Eating a peanut butter sandwich is challenging for people with aracibutyrophobia, as they will freak out if the butter sticks to their mouth.


Trichophobia: fear of loose hairs

If there's a hair in your soup you're fine, but if you see them everywhere, you might be suffering Trichophobia. From Greek Thrix (hair) and phobia (fear), it's the morbid disgust or fear caused by the sight of loose hairs on clothing or elsewhere.


Nomophobia: fear of being out of mobile phone contact

How do you feel when your phone has no network coverage? Can you turn off your mobile for a whole day? Whether you have run out of credit or battery, lose your phone or are in an area with no reception, being phoneless can bring on a panicky symptom in our 24/7 culture, described as "Nomophobia".


Ephebiphobia: fear of teenagers

First coined as the "fear and loathing of teenagers," today the phenomenon is recognized as the "inaccurate, exaggerated and sensational characterization of young people" in a variety of settings around the world. Sociologist Ray Oldenburg has attributed the generation gap and the "increasing segregation of youth from adults in American society" to "adult estrangement and fear of youth." Fear of youth and their rejection is often disguised in a permissive attitude toward them.


Scopophobia: fear of being looked at

Feeling an intense and irrational fear of being looked at or stared at, Scopophobics tend to avoid large public places such as shopping malls and other large gatherings of people. Even simple tasks like driving a car can be very difficult, as the sufferer will experience an acute sense of fear and uneasiness as they irrationally perceive others are staring at them, either from the cars beside them, or from the cars in front or back of them in their rear-view mirrors.


Spectrophobia: fear of mirrors

This kind of specific phobia involves a morbid fear of mirrors and the dread of seeing one's own reflection. Psychoanalyst Sandor Ferenczi attributed it in one case to two main causes: fear of self-knowledge and flight from exhibitionism.


Phagophobia: fear of swallowing

In milder cases a phagophobe eats only soft and liquid foods, and its fear is expressed in various swallowing complaints without any apparent physical reason detectable by physical inspection and laboratory analyses. Phagophobia may lead to (and be confused with) fear of eating, and the subsequent malnutrition and weight loss.


Vomitophobia: fear of vomiting

Vomitophobia is the irrational fear of vomiting, being around others who are vomiting, and/or the vomit itself. In worst case scenarios, people with this particular phobia tend to avoid eating out, socializing and going to parties. They may hardly eat at all and that's why many are often diagnosed as anorexic, but not bulimic as this illness involves being overweight or at a healthy weight.


Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13

One of the most common fears, but still senseless, even Adolf Hitler was triskaidekaphobic. There a specific fear of Friday the 13th as well, called paraskavedekatriaphobia. Tetraphobia is the fear of the number 4, more popular in China, Japan, and Korea.


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Alan Pengelly
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I have Joaoaphobia, the fear that I'm going to open the chit chat forum and not find one of your interesting e-mails.
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In the wonderful game, Bonaparte at Marengo, this is how to get nasty Frenchies out of a village.
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Luposlipophobia: The fear of running around a kitchen table being pursued by timber wolves while wearing fresh socks on a newly waxed floor.

Thanks to Gary Larson.
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Besides totally ripping off another site's copyrighted article without permission or giving credit to where you got it from -- http://www.oddee.com/item_96516.aspx -- you picked an article written by someone who didn't understand the topic and mixed up real phobias with made up joke ones and inaccurately described ones. Great.

If you like something on another site, just give the link to it, don't steal it and present it as your own writing.
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João 'Finding a new way to make you WTF today' Marum
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dannorder wrote:
Besides totally ripping off another site's copyrighted article without permission or giving credit to where you got it from -- http://www.oddee.com/item_96516.aspx -- you picked an article written by someone who didn't understand the topic and mixed up real phobias with made up joke ones and inaccurately described ones. Great.

If you like something on another site, just give the link to it, don't steal it and present it as your own writing.


Sorry about that. Every curiosity I post I copy from the net, from the pics to the videos to the articles. My fault though for at least not linking the article. It wasn't my intention to make it look like it was me who wrote it. All numbered lists I posted lately are from this site indeed.

I shall credit any site I take any article from from now on. I just assumed everyone knew I was taking my articles from another site, that's all.

For this I am very sorry.
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Tyler McLaughlin
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Chill the fuck out Dan.

Joao has a lot of friends here. We like his posts regardless of how they are presented. MOST people realize he's just out for a laugh and try not to take chit chat too seriously.


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Reminds me of my favorite scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas:

Lucy Van Pelt: Are you afraid of responsibility? If you are, then you have hypengyophobia.
Charlie Brown: I don't think that's quite it.
Lucy Van Pelt: How about cats? If you're afraid of cats, you have ailurophasia.
Charlie Brown: Well, sort of, but I'm not sure.
Lucy Van Pelt: Are you afraid of staircases? If you are, then you have climacaphobia. Maybe you have thalassophobia. This is fear of the ocean, or gephyrobia, which is the fear of crossing bridges. Or maybe you have pantophobia. Do you think you have pantophobia?
Charlie Brown: What's pantophobia?
Lucy Van Pelt: The fear of everything.
Charlie Brown: THAT'S IT!
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João 'Finding a new way to make you WTF today' Marum
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e.e.goings wrote:
Chill the fuck out Dan.

Joao has a lot of friends here. We like his posts regardless of how they are presented. MOST people realize he's just out for a laugh and try not to take chit chat too seriously.


Thanks for the support . He is right though, at the very least I should have given credit to the site, and I shall give credit to any site whose article I copy here.
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In light of the--ahem--doings in Sheffield, I'd change:

Papaphobia to

Papacucinaphobia - fear of potatoes in the kitchen!

Oh!! I also support Joao 100% and I suffer from
Joaoaphobia too!!
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