Nineteenth-century Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky suffered from a strange delusion. He believed his head would fall while he was conducting if he did not secure it to his body by holding on […]
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada is a magnificent, luxurious structure. Nestled in some of Canada’s most beautiful surroundings, hotel visitors can expect to enjoy breathtaking vistas, comfortable accommodations, […]
Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored by someone you care about. Source
Theodore Geisel, better known by his pen name, Dr. Suess, wrote more than 40 beloved children’s books. With such classics as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How […]
The official name for a fear of clowns is Coulrophobia.
Alfred Hitchcock, the master of horror and suspense, who terrified millions with his films Psycho and The Birds, harbored his own fears of something most of us take for granted — eggs. Suffering from ovophobia […]
Keanu Reeves has confided that he is afraid of the dark. It probably doesn’t make him feel any better about it, but you might want to know that such a condition is […]
Nomophobia (short for “no mobile phone phobia”) is the constant fear of not having mobile phone service. Researchers report that more than half of the people of the United Kingdom have this […]
The Austrian/American logician and mathematician Kurt Gödel died on January 14, 1978 from being a picky eater. He had a compulsive fear of being poisoned and would only eat the food prepared […]
Pogonophobia is a fear of beards.
Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark. Read more fun facts about Thomas Edison. Read more fun facts about inventions. Read more fun facts about phobias.
George Washington was deathly afraid of being buried alive. After he died, he wanted to be laid out for three days just to make sure he was really dead.
Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. source
Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions.