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 […]
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.
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.
Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. source
Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions.
Among Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s phobias was fear of fire, resulting in orders that doors to his room never be locked. He was also horribly afraid of Friday the 13th and managed to […]