Saturday, October 29, 2011

What Me Worry? There’s phobia’s for everything under the sun

Seems like everyone has phobia’s nowadays so I looked around for a definitive list of the things that scare and irritate people. Here’s the best roundup of phobia’s I’ve found to date. It provides an alphabetic index for easy reference.

Here’s one example:

                               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!

More examples:

10 Weirdest Phobias

10 Most Rare and Strange Phobias

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