Friday, January 13, 2012

Question of the Day #1,174

I just read that over 60 million people worldwide have a fear of Friday the 13th.

That made me think about the number 13 and how some high rises don't have 13th floors. In fact, there's actually a phobia, Triskaidekaphobia, of the number 13. It's a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th, which also has a phobia named after it, paraskevidekatriaphobia.

I don't suffer from these phobias. But maybe you or someone you know does.

All of this got me thinking of phobias. What unique phobias have you been made aware of?



  1. I have a phobia of worms. I hate those things. It's called Scoleciphobia.

  2. It is not unique, but i'm afraid of heights.

  3. 13 just doesn't scare me. But I'm scared of many things. Spiders, death, public speaking, heights, closed spaces, getting hurt ... just to name a few :p

  4. I know someone who suffers Sidonglobophobia.


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