Here Are 10 Weird Phobias You Never Knew Existed

Here Are 10 Weird Phobias You Never Knew Existed [CLICK]

By Metro UK on June 4, 2015
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After one of the world’s deadliest spiders was found just chilling in a Waitrose delivery we thought it might be a nice idea to haunt your dreams/compile a list of other terrifying fears you probably didn’t even know existed.

1. Geniophobia isn’t the fear of inheriting bad genes, it’s a fear that makes sufferers turn to jelly when confronted with chins.

2. Pogonophobia suffers can’t stand to be near beards.

So you probably won’t find them sipping craft ale in a hipster club.

10 phobias you didn't know existed
He had a beard before it was mainstream (Picture: EPA)

3. Married fellas more than any other might suffer from pentheraphobia.

Who knew the fear of one’s mother-in-law was an actual condition?

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4. We’re sure everyone who’s once been a teenage boy can sympathise with oneirogmophobia, which is the fear of wet dreams.

5. Oh la la, there’ll be no romantic trips to Paris for sufferers of Francophobia.

Bad luck for any foodies who are afraid of French people and culture.

Nightmares forever (Picture: Warner Bros.)
Nightmares forever (Picture: Warner Bros.)

6. Literally anyone who’s sat through Stephen King’s It is likely to have coulrophobia.

Everyone above the age of six knows clowns are frightening, not funny.

7. Not much bedroom action for people with ithyphallophobia.

If they see an erect penis they’re scared stiff. (Sorry).

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8. It could get a bit whiffy for folk with ablutophobia, who have a fear of washing and bathing.

9. Mortuuequusphobia is when ketchup or tomato-based sauces turn you in to a complete scaredy cat.

10. Pedophobia is the fear of children and infants.

Cry babies.

10 phobias you didn't know existed

Don’t cry (Picture: Getty)

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