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Wild Phobias Of The World

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We're talking phobia's...phobia of course from the Greek word for fear. Did you know that In the United States anywhere from five to 25-percent of the population suffer from some type of phobia...and get this, women are affected more than men.

Today on "The List"...phobias you may not have heard of before.

  1. First up..."Opto-phobia". Its not the fear of eyes... but the fear of opening one's eyes. I am thinking that could pose a real problem in life.
  2. Some other interesting ones on the list...this is one Rick Dickert clearly has:  "homichilo-phobia". that's the fear of fog, cause when it's foggy he can't fly SkyFOX.
  3. I don't know who or why someone would have this one, but "genio-phobia"... that's the fear of chins.
  4. How about "gerasco-phobia".... that's the fear of growing old, better deal with that one as it's hard to avoid.
  5. Have you ever heard of this one: "allodoxa-phobia?" It's the fear of opinions.
    Here's one that I think the entire newsroom has about me, it's called "epi-staxio-phobia" which is the fear of nose bleeds! Something I seem to get on a daily basis, and typically right before I go on air.
  6. Here's a gross one: "ablutophobia" it's is the fear of washing or bathing, please deal with that!
  7. And let's not "coprastasophobia" which is the fear of constipation.
  8. Finally "Hadephobia" is the fear of hell.

There are at least 530 documented phobias in the world.

What are your phobias? Send me a tweet! I am @Lisabreck - can't wait to hear from you!

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