25 Ridiculously Unreasonable Fears

Posted by , Updated on May 31, 2014

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While some phobias are actually quite useful and probably aided humanity in its survival there are others where it can really be hard to see the usefulness or purpose behind them. From ebulliophobia (the fear of bubbles) to lepidopterophobia (the fear of butterflies) these 25 ridiculously unreasonable fears are hard to justify.

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Fear of sharks and whale’s tails

Fear of sharks and whale’s tails

Known as galeophobia this is another one of those fears that really isn’t that unreasonable and is actually probably quite healthy.

14

Fear of being out of mobile phone coverage

Fear of being out of mobile phone coverage

Yes, it’s a real fear with a real name – nomophobia.

13

Fear of showers

Fear of closed shower curtains

Probably not the best fear to have in terms of hygiene, ablutophobia could probably cost you some friends.

12

Fear of cockroaches

Fear of cockroaches

Of course, to someone with katsaridaphobia this fear might be quite reasonable and who are we to argue? Those little monsters have managed to live through nearly every major catastrophe to befall the planet since the beginning of time. That’s terrifying.

11

Fear of walking down stairs

Fear of walking down stairs

Another fear related to acrophobia (fear of heights) if you have this phobia you had better check the building for elevators (and hope you don’t have claustrophobia). Otherwise you’ll probably just have to walk down backwards.

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