Top 10 Phobias

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The Top Ten

1 Arachnophobia - spiders

I don't know if I have a phobia of spiders but I certainly have a fear. I respect them and all but I just get this weird feeling when I'm near one. - KilljoyWithAPen

I an genuinely terrified of spiders, whenever I see one I scream, try to get away from it and panic until its gone - even after that I'm still scared that it might come back. It's a genuine phobia, I can't even look at a picture of a spider without feeling afraid - Jeheffiner

This list is about the most common phobias

I think spiders are really nasty creepy creatures I can't even look at them with out feeling sick or screaming my head off. I once saw a spider in my shower and didn't get in that shower for maybe 6 months. I am mostly terrified of the really big harry ones I have never seen one in person and don't plan to laugh out loud.

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2 Acrophobia - heights

You ask me to go on the ferris wheel and I nearly have a dad-blasted heart attack. You fall down or the machine crashes and you're through. Done as dinner. Kaput.

There's also Michealjacksonphobia. I'll leave it up to you to guess what it is. - Oreanta

If you tell me to catch a snake I would do it. If you told me to pick up a spud I'd do it. But if you told me to ride a Ferris wheel I would have a heart attack.

It depends, as long as I feel safe, I am not afraid of heights. If it is going on a really high ride, I rather feel amazed at the view rather than scared. Just as long as I have some buckle on or there is floor, I am not afraid of heights, in fact, it is a cool view to me. If I feel unsafe and there is no protection, then it is scary.

I never used to have this fear until we went into a restaurant that is so flipping high. We were sitting at the edge and suddenly, the restaurant began shaking. From then, I became nervous whenever I am at a high height. - Daviddv0601

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3 Nyctohylophobia - fear of the dark

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there - Soader36

I get paralyzed in the like I can't move or breath I can't even sleep in the dark

I'm not afraid of the dark, I'm afraid of what hides in it.

I have a constant fear that something's always near!

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4 Coulrophobia - clowns

I blame the movie "IT"

I really don't get why people like clowns-they scare me to death. Whose stupid idea was it to make clowns?

Nah I went to the Circus when I was little twice I loved it. Except for getting a big bruise on my leg when I was going down the hill to the Circus and I've watched The Simpsons since I was little.

yeah I'm not gonna lie clowns scare the living crap outta me... all though my fiance thanks its funny to chase me arount the house... he's not gonna be laughing much longer as soon as I find out his biggest fear! its on... no one makes me almost have a skroke... NO ONE!

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5 Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - long words

The name of phobia is already the fear of its user

I don't know about you, but I think the people who came up with these names, but I think this going a little too far.

Ok this is the most stupid name for a phobia ever. If you have this phobia your basically scared of this phobia. Confusing... XD

So, that means you'd be afraid of the fear you have making you also have phobiophobia!

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6 Thanatophobia - fear of death

People will all die naturally so it's best we should just accept that death will someday come for us. If you're prepared for it and accepted that it will eventually come, it won't be as scary as you thought. Remember, give your loved ones a final farewell hug and the phrase "I love you" shortly before you rest in peace. Also remember, there is an afterlife for you so you can still visit your loved ones as a ghost and enjoy everlasting harmony in paradise. - Neonco31

Thinking of death puts me on the verge of a panic attack.

I have this phobia. It makes me so afraid of death and suicide... It may save my life in the future. - RockFashionista

I think this phobia is in many people, including me.

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7 Gephyriphobia - fear of bridges

I think I kinda have this. I hate riving on bridges it feels like were gonna fall off

My girlfriend is horrified of going under and over bridges because she feels as if they will fall on her.

Yes! It's so scary -- any second the cables could break and you could fall to your death...

I feel like I am going to fall to my doom on a bridge

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8 Claustrophobia - confined spaces

This is stupid small spaces are cool - Stardum

Being in any small space makes me want to throw up, and if I was every trapped in an elevator I would probably pass out

When everyone is crowding around me if feel so... Just... I just can't explain its horrible

I hate tiny spaces, I feel like everything is starting to slowly move towards me, trapping me... keeping me prisoner. Its so terrifying, I can't help but get terrified in oxes or tiny rooms.

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9 Apiphobia - fear of bees

I am terrified of bees! I have never gotten stung because every time I see one I run away screaming!

Bees are not scary in my opinion, if you leave them alone, they won't do anything to you. Plus, they are an essential part of Earth and pollinate plants.

Feel like that when they sting me, I may get a big bump.- Jazzy

Anyting that buzzes whilst flying and has the potential to sting.

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10 Necrophobia - dead things

There is also a fetish called “necrophilia” which is attraction of dead bodies, how ironic

I'm dead right now

Some things we can't control what we can't control

I have this phobia

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11 Trypophobia - fear of a cluster of holes

I have had this fear for a very long time it has gotten so bad I can't even look at a strawberry I can eat them if I turn away though but my dad has to clean them and cut the stem off because I can't do it myself. One of my teachers had a bunch of straws this was for this science thing and he was holding them all bunched up and I was already out. When he decided to come up to me and say "you have to pick a straw" I had to tell my friend to pick it for me because I was having a panic attack. I also had a panic attack last night because my friend thought it would be funny to send me a photo of it and then I had a panic attack. Trypophobia is not a joke.

Holes usually do not scare me but they are vomit inducing. - illusion

I have this phobia. - Luckys

When I look at these types of holes, forget it. I can’t even look at it because to just is oddly unsettling - SoloPotato

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12 Monophobia - fear of being alone

I'm always afraid of being kidnapped when I'm alone, thank god I have a sister with me!

I'm scared/hate being along or being ignored. If my friends ignored me I feel so mad

Now I know that I am not stupid for having this fear.

I have this, sadly...I always need someone to be with

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13 Atychiphobia - fear of failure

Failing is a part of life, such as losing to someone else but it helps you realize the virtue of humility and modesty. I have this phobia because I don't want to upset my dad with my performance in school. - Neonco31

I have fear of failure, its like failing at a task it feels I will fail subsequently in everything I do

I kind of have this, because I like to put effort in everything I do, I think this is rather depressing for me than scary. I am sort of a workoholic and doesn't like to make things effortless.

I hate this web site

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14 Ophidiophobia - snakes

Every time I think or read about snakes I get so scared

It hate it when a cobra starts to hiss

I love snakes! I keep about twenty in my basement. If tamed well enough, they can make amazing companions. - Daviddv0601

Snakes are creepy. PERIOD.

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15 Astrophobia - Fear of Outer Space

Imagine spinning in outer space... AHH - Qryzx

I Have legitimate astrophobia. I hate when people talk about space, and ask to change the subject. I'm never gonna be a astronaut...

If your not attached to something god knows where you'll end up

I love outer space, I have a book about it.

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16 Phobiophobia - the fear of fear itself

You don't like your phobia? That's terrifying! Phobiaception.

if you vote for any of these you have phobiaphobia

I pretty much have every one of these phobias, so I'm picking this.

If it means nearly every single phobia imaginable, then I suppose it counts. But the fear of the word? That's silly. - Daviddv0601

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17 Automatonophobia: fear of a ventriloquist's dummy

Yes my friend and I are afraid of slappy from goosebumps

Automato no phobia sounds like a Japanese show.. - Qryzx

I have this. I am terrified of Slappy from Goosebumps. No puppets for me please.

Nooo! They look harmless but they KILL!

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18 Arachibutyrophobia - getting peanut butter stuck on the roof of your mouth

This is dumb

That is definitely the scariest thing a human can experience in their life

I can't believe this is a thing because I have it. Wow, there's a name for it! I have this for some reasons, though. - Onion

I hate peanut butter so ya

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19 Taphophobia - the fear of being buried alive

This would be an absolute nightmare. - PackFan2005

I would rather die if I was buried and wait for rescue.

I wouldn't know how to handle that kind of situation besides panicking. - Daviddv0601

I thought I wa she only one!

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20 Entomophobia - fear of insects

I have this one! I am in panic when I see insects... It is terrible! There are like when you are afraid of bees or butterflies, but I am afraid of all of them

I have this. Just the thought of an insect in my room is enough to make me want to run outside and burn the house. - Daviddv0601

I've had this for a long time

The only decent insects are dragonflies and mantises, everything else is scary

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21 Cathisophobia: fear of sitting

Weird phobias. - LapisBob

Really I don't think anyone is scared of sitting. Who came up with this?

This actually is a real phobia but why would someone be scared of phobia? People are weird. - cosmo

I'm in the toilet, so I don't think I have it

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22 Spectrophobia - fear of ghosts and phantoms

I can not sleep without hiding under the covers of my bed. The thought of the undead just creeps me out - FrankP

Well, there have been news reports of ghosts appearing so it might be true ghosts exist but just don't try to frighten my gut - Neonco31

I have been afraid of ghosts and zombies ever since I was 6. The two are so closely related that they go to get her.

Ghosts don't exist.

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23 Lilapsophobia - fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

I hate both of them

When there's a watch I cry and panic. When there's a warning I go in a dark corner and cry and scream and have severe panic attacks, scared that the apocalypse is near... I hate tornadoes...

Aren't they the same thing? - LemonComputer

I live in cali tgod - SoloPotato

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24 Glossophobia - fear of public speaking

Sometimes because people can feel nervous but they can help build confidence by practicing - Neonco31

I have social anxiety, so I have this. :/ - LemonComputer

I hate public speaking

HATE talking infront of the class

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25 Entomophobia - fear of mosquitoes
26 Demonophobia - fear of demons

Damn it's scared and shiver TO DEATH

27 Pentheraphobia: fear of mother-in-law

Does she hurt you?

She's a nightmare.

BAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA! This one is the funniest ever!

28 Thalassophobia - the fear of the ocean

I kind of have it - Mranonymously

There are a lot of things to be afraid of once you take a step in the ocean. Sure, you can ride waves with your fancy board, but then beneath you could be a Bullshark, Great White Shark or any predator. You could go out deep sea fishing with your huge boat but then you could hear an unnerving sound in the deep waters. You could go far in the waves but then you could lose your things to help you stay afloat as the waves pull you back and nobody can hear you scream. I have this fear. - Daviddv0601

Drowning and sharks... not cool. - sreddy17

If the water isn't crystal clear with it shimmering because of the sun and my best friend isn't next to me... I get the chills. Water is beautiful but if you search up Real Scary Ocean Pics you will automatically get thalassophobia.

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29 Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - number 666

So basically
Hexakosioihexekontahexa means 666? - Qryzx

Number 666? Like, as in, my cat? Yeah, I'm pretty darn afraid of that. But seriously, why can't people just come up with normal names for these fears?

Yes, people are strange. - PositronWildhawk

The number 666 means the number of the beast which is the devil so basically the fear of he devil

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30 Catoptrophobia: fear of mirrors

One time in my mom's house. The lights in the bathroom were flickering on and off repeatedly. My mom said she was scared because she gets the feel of a ghost appearing in the sink mirror when the lights flash on again. The bathroom lights are now fixed but that's still spooky enough. - Neonco31

Oh god, I know I'm being irrational, but I always feel like I'm going to see someone else in the mirror, or that something's moving in the mirror out of the corner of my eye...

It's really scary. I sleep beside my dressing table which has a long mirror, enough to reflect me from waist up and over my head, and at night I always have to pass it to go the the bathroom or do anything else, and I try not to peek at the mirror cus sometimes I feel like there is something there, so I normally crawl in front of it to avoid being reflected in the mirror..

It's actually quite unnerving when you look into a mirror, the so-called reflection could actually be another entity staring back at you waiting for the right moment to replace you. - Daviddv0601

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31 Aquaphobia - fear of water

Anyone for a glass of water?

Especially when you don't know how to swim or when there's a flood in your house. - creed99

Really? Water is perfectly fine. - Daviddv0601

32 Hemophobia, haemophobia - fear of blood

I really want to be a medical professional and aid people in war zones, but I just can't handle blood. Intestines and lungs, I can handle, but capillaries and veins... forget it!

I'm just scared to red object. Like, blood, firefighter car (now I'm not), or red light, because I think red is warning sign - ComelCumil

Well, I feel bad for girls who have this. - SmolBean

Whenever I hear the word blood or see it I PANIC!?!

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33 Sociophobia - people/social situations

I have this and Aikmophobia

Story: So, when I was in 4th grade, my teacher heard me playing the clarinet very well. So, she told me about the school musical coming up, and I was put in it. I looked at the information sheet when I got out of music class, and saw my name under "Clarinet Solo", I immediately felt nauseated just seeing that I was in a solo. I then knew I had to play a clarinet solo in front of 350 to 500 people. So, when I remembered the school musical was tonight, I just wanted to cry. Then, I figured out I was the FIRST performance of the whole musical. When I heard them announce a "Record Attendance of 508", I started to shake up. I heard my name, and I went to the stage. I started to blackout, and fell unconscious before my solo. When I woke up, I was in the hospital with 13 stitches in my forehead. I knew I should never play a musical instrument ever again or join any music classes. I will always remember this as the "Worst night of my entire life". So, having ...more - KingSlayer93316

Yea when I get in front of the class I literally can't speak and I'm shaking I had to have my friend speak for me

I have some sort of this along with a agropohiba pretty horrible thing to have due to the fact you basically have to avoid life

Or, social anxiety disorder. - LemonComputer

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34 Cynophobia - fear of dogs

I hate it I have this one - BorisRule

I have had this phobia for as long as I can remember. Just the thought of it makes me really upset. I hardly ever go to the park. If I see a dog I either freeze or have a panic attack. I also feel like I can't breathe

I have had this phobia for as long as I can remember. Just the thought of it makes me really upset. I hardly ever go to the park. Every time I see a dog I either freeze or have a panic attack

I have this fear and I hate it I feel like its going to hurt me

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35 Astraphobia - fear of thunder and lightning

I suffered from this since I was 5. I would not just crawl under my blanket. I would hyperventilate all night, sweat a lot, I would not know if there is a thunderstorm because we didn't have iPhones at that time. I would keep my little weather radio on ALL THE TIME. I still suffer from this phobia today. - SoloPotato

Thunder and lightning really scare me to death. Whenever I hear thunder from a loud and close distance, I feel like our house is gonna get hit by lightning and start a fire. - creed99

The only thing I'm scared of is thunder and lighting! I'm fine with everything else. I don't know what it is. I just can't stand it.

I only hate the loud sounds made by lightning. If it's far away, then I wouldn't be so scared but unless it comes dangerously close to make a thunder sound so yes! - Neonco31

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36 Pediophobia - fear of dolls

Oh, no...it's just that glare and gaze. Every time I go to any of my friends' houses, I either make them put the doll out of my sight or walk out of that room and try to avoid the doll

My baby sister doesn't understand that I hate her baby dolls. They are creepy.

God I hate dolls. I feel like they are going to come alive and kill my entire family

Iv'e seen footage of dolls actually moving and one actually making facial expressions. The second I see a doll, I give them a response as a big old bag of NOPE! - Daviddv0601

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37 Deipnophobia: fear of dinner conversations

I swear if I see one more weird phobia on the list, I'm gonna choke on my glass of water. - illusion

Lol. What phobia is this? I know it's real, but DINNER CONVERSATIONS? Really? - KingSlayer93316

€�So what did you do at school today? ” - PackFan2005

38 Pyrophobia - fear of fire

My mum used to start a fire in my house when she was drunk and she was holding the keys for the house in her hand. She wouldn't give them to me and was laughing so I had to knock her down to get them and get me and my siblings out of the house. She blames a demon, I blame the drinks. Lucky she isn't allowed to have alcoholic drinks anymore. But I have a strong hatred and fear of alcoholic drinks, as well as fires, from that. I also keep getting nightmares of that happening, over and over and over. I wake up crying sometimes. - LemonComputer

Getting burned is kind of painful that's why I don't really like to cook food much except for rice, because I have a rice cooker in my house. Instead of a fire match, I better use a gas stove lighter or buy an automatic stove in which I should just switch it on to produce a cooking flame so I don't run the risk of getting my fingers torched (It happened to me twice) - Neonco31

I'm always scared I am gonna be burned to death. My mom's a nurse and she said that burn survivors usually would rather die.

If someone is cooking I do NOT get near the stove.

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39 Emetophobia - fear of vomiting

This is one of the worst phobias EVER! It is especially hard when you have horrible allergies, and you could get sick if you accidentally ate something that had what you are allergic to in it!

The fear of vomiting (also seeing others vomit).

This is the WORST phobia I have...I don't want this at all! When someone throws up, or even me myself I just panic and don't know what to do! But I'm glad that there are people that has it, and understand what it's like!

I suffor from emetophobia... It really sucks! I can't do anything. And it also makes me have fear of germs!.

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40 Ovinaphobia - fear of sheep

How could anyone fear these? they're so fluffy

... Sheep completely terrify me! I can go near one, they just freak me out. Their eyes make them look like they come from hell!

Sheep are the devils pets. Even the name scares me

Creepy dreams and being chased twice

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41 Aichmophobia - fear of sharp or pointed objects

One time I had to go to a 2 day appointment.
I swear to God, that was HORRIBLE.
Why, because the doctor couldn't find a vein to stick a needle, so they moved it around while it was in my skin.. I couldn't take it anymore so I told them to get my other arm instead.
Also right before it enters your skin, I think of a knife trying to stab me. - Qryzx

Alright, STORY TIME! Gather round, everybody.
Ok, so I was at school yesterday. And I am in grade 5. In grade 5 there is grade 5 vaccinations. So! I was feeling confident, until I realized I had to get 4 vaccinations, instead of 1 or 2. The actual needles weren't the WORST, it was just that after the last one, my vision slowly started fading out, and I got this TERRIBLE stomach pain. I was like, "Nurse, I think I'm dieing" and then the nurse rushes me to this chair, and asks me a bunch of questions. Luckily, I'm not allergic to the needles, like some other people who got the same symtoms as me. I had to rest for like an hour or two. The nurses also made me drink two juice boxes, they said it would help with the sugar in the juice or something like that. Eventually I had to go home cause the pains in my stomach got worse. And that's what earned me the day off today. Oh well, at least I'm healthy!

-Cutie8264

At my school you get vaccinations years 8 (12-13 years old) and 9 (13-14 years old). Not sure about 10 or 11 as I haven't reached those years yet. Strange seeing how someone had vaccines so young. - LemonComputer

I don't get it they lie to you every time like "no shots this time" and then you aren't prepared when it comes

I cannot stand when I have to get blood taken or get vaccines, I freak out!

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42 Obesophobia - fear of obesity

This=Asians. You gain ONLY ONE OUNCE and they act like either you're going to be obese or it's the end of the world

At least you wont be fat in your future laugh out loud

I really don't want to be fat!

I have this phobia but I am SUPER skinny

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43 Tyrophobia - cheese

Imagine having Tyrophobia in Wisconsin. - PackFan2005

Being Deadly allergic to cheese usually makes this a phobia

I hate cheese so much.

Weird need psycological help

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44 Mageirocophobia: fear of cooking

Well someone will be hungry

I'm not scared but I can't cook

45 Aerophobia - flying

One time when I was a child, me and my family took a vacation to Disney World and I got terrible anxiety on the plane nearly almost the whole time. - creed99

Don't be like Marge Simpson - newenglander1

Another phobia I have. o.o - LemonComputer

46 Aikmophobia - hypodermic needles

I have this. Whenever I see a doctor's needle, I think the doctor is going to inject poison or some other chemical into my body because he/she wants me dead. So when I had to get an ingrown toenail removal surgery (I had to get 3 shots into my big toe), I vomited and started crying, thinking the doctor was going to kill me with poison. I get shaken up as well, and I will still feel scared for a couple days after the surgery is over. Worst fear to have, in my opinion. Should be in the top 30 at least - KingSlayer93316

Needles are terrifying. Imagining getting a shot already scares me. My mom told me that I'm getting a shot to prevent cancer after I finished my final tests, which is less than a month later. I panicked when hearing that. I'm hoping that they will forget about it! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

I don't even fear death as mush as this... I never get shots for anything, I'd rather stick it out with ol' medicine than get stuck.

I had a blood test last year. Vomited on the nurse. Get freaked out just looking at a photo of an injection

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47 Agoraphobia - open spaces
48 Odontophobia - fear of dentists

A lot of kids have this phobia - Mranonymously

I do got odontophobia

Dentists freak me out

THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T FLOSS - SmolBean

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49 Mottephobia - moths and butterflies

Butterflies are beautiful - Mranonymously

I've had this fear for very long along wth the fear of small confined spaces. moths and butterflies scare the crap outta me. I found out that I was afraid of these things by walkin in to a butterfly museum isn't that weird

I scream every time on gets to close to me! MY BROTHER THROWS THEM AT ME FOR FUN!

I knew this girl who was petriffied of moths

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50 Agyrophobia: fear of crossing the street

If you have this. Talk to the chicken

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