5 Real Yet Bizarre Fears & PhobiasOctober 09, 2012 - 8:33 am |
What scares you? If you’re a real man, the correct answer is, “I ain’t scared of nothin’, bro!” (other acceptable responses would be “clowns”, “my dad”, or “my dad in a clown costume”). If you want to feel better about your irrational fears, come check out this list of some of the weirdest phobias that people have.
GymnophobiaWhat They're Scared Of: Nudity
If you're a fan of the now-cult-classic Arrested Development, you'll remember that Tobias Fünke was a gymnophobe—a “never nude.” He would wear jean shorts, even in the shower. Well, this irrational fear wasn't just a funny joke: there are real “never nudes” who can't stand the thought of taking their own clothing completely off, let alone seeing other people naked. It's a fear I can't understand, because at least 89.5% of my life has been spent trying to see girls naked.
ParaskavedekatriaphobiaWhat They're Scared Of: Friday the 13th
This phobia is giving me a phobia of retardedly long words. Apparently, this folks get legitimately freaked out when Friday the 13th rolls around—we all get a little creeped out, but these unfortunate souls pretty much lose their minds. Doesn't it kind of sound like an excuse for a day off? Speaking of which...
ErgasiophobiaWhat They're Scared Of: Working
The fear of work—not just physical labor, either. All employments and jobs count. I can't judge too harshly, since I've pretty much had this phobia for my entire life.
PteronophobiaWhat They're Scared Of: Being Tickled By Feathers
Right, this one is specific. Being tickled is fine—you know, fingers, a spider crawling down your face while you're in bed, all that's hunky dory. But being tickled by feathers? Scary as hell.
EphebophobiaWhat They're Scared Of: Young People
Hey, you'd be scared of young people too if you had been mugged, beaten, and subsequently urinated upon by a pack of roaming teenagers that had just left the Christian Choir Festival. Driving by a highschool must feel like passing the gaping maw of hell itself for the people with this phobia—and what the hell would they do if they ever had kids? It would be like having a monster living in your house. Oh wait, it's like that for normal people too.