Are you afraid of cheese, strings, or bald people? No, I am not kidding! We all have heard of common phobias, like the fear of being bitten by a snake and spiders or falling off cliffs. However, there are many people around the world who have an excessive and irrational fear of the strangest things in the world. From the fear of peanut butter sticking to the mouth (I am sure this one can be remedied, unless you are a dog, of course) to the fear of mothers-in-law (I am sure all married women can relate to this), phobias are more common than we realize. Classified under anxiety disorders, nearly 12 percent of the US population is affected with this psychological problem. Although they might sound strange and funny, they can be life-inhibiting for the person dealing with it on a daily basis. In fact, if you do a little research, you will probably find that there is a phobia for everything.
Check out this list of phobias to find out about some of the most uncommon, weird, and downright funny phobias that people around the world are hung up on.
Ambulophobia: The fear of walking is often confused for a person, who is downright lazy and just does not want to walk.
Pteronophobia: This is for all those people who are morbidly fearful of being tickled by a feather. Wonder, from where did that fear originate?
Selenophobia: It refers to the fear of the Moon. Well, hopefully we do not have too many aspiring astronauts with this problem.