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List of Phobias

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13, number Triskadekaphobia.
8, number Octophobia.
Abuse: sexual Contreltophobia.
Accidents Dystychiphobia.
Air Anemophobia.
Air swallowing Aerophobia.
Airborne noxious substances Aerophobia.
Airsickness Aeronausiphobia.
Alcohol Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone, being Autophobia or Monophobia.
Alone, being or solitude Isolophobia.
Amnesia Amnesiphobia.
Anger Angrophobia or Cholerophobia.
Angina Anginophobia.
Animals Zoophobia.
Animals, skins of or fur Doraphobia.
Animals, wild Agrizoophobia.
Ants Myrmecophobia.
Anything new Neophobia.
Asymmetrical things Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions Atomosophobia.
Automobile, being in a moving Ochophobia.
Automobiles Motorphobia.
Bacteria Bacteriophobia.
Bald people Peladophobia.
Bald, becoming Phalacrophobia.
Bathing Ablutophobia.
Beards Pogonophobia.
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized Rhabdophobia.
Beautiful women Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed Clinophobia.
Bees Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
Bicycles Cyclophobia.
Birds Ornithophobia.
Black Melanophobia.
Blindness in a visual field Scotomaphobia.
Blood Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia.
Blushing or the color red Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Body odors Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Body, things to the left side of the body Levophobia.
Body, things to the right sideof the body Dextrophobia.
Bogeyman or bogies Bogyphobia.
Bolsheviks Bolshephobia.
Books Bibliophobia.
Bound or tied up Merinthophobia.
Bowel movements: painful Defecaloesiophobia.
Brain disease Meningitophobia.
Bridges or of crossing them Gephyrophobia.
Buildings: being close to high buildings Batophobia.
Bullets Ballistophobia.
Bulls Taurophobia.
Bums or beggars Hobophobia.
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons Scelerophobia.
Buried alive, being or cemeteries Taphephobia or Taphophobia.
Cancer Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia.
Car or vehicle, riding in Amaxophobia.
Cats Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia.
Celestial spaces Astrophobia.
Cemeteries Coimetrophobia.
Cemeteries or being buried alive Taphephobia or Taphophobia.
Ceremonies, religious Teleophobia.
Changes, making; moving Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia.
Chickens Alektorophobia.
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people Teratophobia.
Childbirth Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia.
Children Pedophobia.
Chinese or Chinese culture Sinophobia.
Chins Geniophobia.
Choking Anginophobia.
Choking or being smothered Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Cholera Chorophobia.
Church Ecclesiophobia.
Clocks Chronomentrophobia.
Clocks or time Chronophobia.
Clothing Vestiphobia.
Clouds Nephophobia.
Clowns Coulrophobia.
Coitus Coitophobia.
Cold Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia.
Cold or cold things Frigophobia.
Cold: extreme, ice or frost Cryophobia.
Color purple Porphyrophobia.
Color red or blushing Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Color white Leukophobia.
Color yellow Xanthophobia.
Colors Chromophobia or Chromatophobia.
Comets Cometophobia.
Computers or working on computers Cyberphobia.
Confined spaces Claustrophobia.
Constipation Coprastasophobia.
Contamination with dirt or germs Misophobia or Mysophobia.
Contamination, dirt or infection Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Cooking Mageirocophobia.
Corpses Necrophobia.
Cosmic Phenomenon Kosmikophobia.
Creepy, crawly things Herpetophobia.
Criticism Enissophobia.
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment Rhabdophobia.
Crosses or the crucifix Staurophobia.
Crossing streets Agyrophobia or Dromophobia.
Crowded public places like markets Agoraphobia.
Crowds or mobs Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia.
Crucifix, the or crosses Staurophobia.
Crystals or glass Crystallophobia.
Dampness, moisture or liquids Hygrophobia.
Dancing Chorophobia.
Dark or night Nyctophobia.
Dark place, being in Lygophobia.
Darkness Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia.
Dawn or daylight Eosophobia.
Daylight or sunshine Phengophobia.
Death or dead things Necrophobia.
Death or dying Thanatophobia.
Decaying matter Seplophobia.
Decisions: making decisions Decidophobia.
Defeat Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child Teratophobia.
Deformity or unattractive body image Dysmorphophobia.
Demons Demonophobia or Daemonophobia.
Dental surgery Odontophobia.
Dentists Dentophobia.
Dependence on others Soteriophobia.
Depth Bathophobia.
Diabetes Diabetophobia.
Dining or dinner conversations Deipnophobia.
Dirt or filth Rhypophobia or Rupophobia.
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with Misophobia or mysophobia.
Dirt, contamination or infection Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth Automysophobia.
Disease Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia.
Disease and suffering Panthophobia.
Disease, a definite Monopathophobia.
Disease, brain Meningitophobia.
Disease, rectal Rectophobia.
Disease: kidney Albuminurophobia.
Disorder or untidiness Ataxophobia.
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down Illyngophobia.
Dizziness or whirlpools Dinophobia.
Doctor, going to the Iatrophobia.
Doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation from official Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Dogs or rabies Cynophobia.
Dolls Pediophobia.
Double vision Diplophobia.
Drafts Aerophobia or Anemophobia.
Dreams Oneirophobia.
Dreams, wet Oneirogmophobia.
Drinking Dipsophobia.
Drugs or taking medicine Pharmacophobia.
Drugs, new Neopharmaphobia.
Dryness Xerophobia.
Dust Amathophobia or Koniophobia.
Dust Amathophobia.
Duty or responsibility, neglecting Paralipophobia.
Dying or death Thanatophobia.
Eating or food Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Eating or swallowing Phagophobia.
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten Phagophobia.
Eight, the number Octophobia.
Electricity Electrophobia.
Englishness Anglophobia.
Erect penis Medorthophobia.
Erection, losing an Medomalacuphobia.
Everything Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia.
Eyes Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia.
Eyes, opening one's Optophobia..
Fabrics, certain Textophobia.
Failure Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Fainting Asthenophobia.
Fatigue Kopophobia.
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic Counterphobia.
Feathers or being tickled by feathers Pteronophobia.
Fecal matter, feces Coprophobia or Scatophobia.
Female genitalia Eurotophobia.
Female genitals Kolpophobia.
Fever Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia.
Filth or dirt Rhypophobia.
Fire Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia.
Firearms Hoplophobia.
Fish Ichthyophobia.
Flashes Selaphobia.
Flogging or punishment Mastigophobia.
Floods Antlophobia.
Flowers Anthrophobia or Anthophobia.
Flutes Aulophobia.
Flying Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia.
Fog Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia.
Food Cibophobia.
Food or eating Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Foreign languages Xenoglossophobia.
Foreigners or strangers Xenophobia.
Forests Hylophobia.
Forests or wooden objects Xylophobia.
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten Athazagoraphobia.
France or French culture Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia.
Freedom Eleutherophobia.
Friday the 13th Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Frogs Batrachophobia.
Frost or ice Pagophobia.
Frost, ice or extreme cold Cryophobia.
Functioning or work: surgeon's fear of operating Ergasiophobia.
Fur or skins of animals Doraphobia.
Gaiety Cherophobia.
Garlic Alliumphobia.
Genitalia, female Eurotophobia.
Genitals, particularly female Kolpophobia.
Germans or German culture Germanophobia or Teutophobia.
Germs Verminophobia.
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with Misophobia or mysophobia.
Ghosts Phasmophobia.
Ghosts or specters Spectrophobia.
Girls, young or virgins Parthenophobia.
Glass Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia.
Glass or crystals Crystallophobia.
Gloomy place, being in Lygophobia.
God or gods Zeusophobia.
Gods or religion Theophobia.
Gold Aurophobia.
Good news, hearing good news Euphobia.
Gravity Barophobia.
Greek or Greek culture Hellophobia.
Greek terms Hellenologophobia.
Hair Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia.
Halloween Samhainophobia.
Hands Chirophobia.
Handwriting Graphophobia.
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars Scelerophobia.
Heart Cardiophobia.
Heat Thermophobia.
Heaven Ouranophobia or Uranophobia.
Heights Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia.
Hell Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia.
Heredity Patroiophobia.
Holy things Hagiophobia.
Home Ecophobia.
Home surroundings Eicophobia.
Home surroundings or a house Oikophobia.
Home, returning Nostophobia.
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual Homophobia.
Horses Equinophobia or Hippophobia.
Hospitals Nosocomephobia.
House or home surroundings Oikophobia.
Houses or being in a house Domatophobia.
Hurricanes and tornadoes Lilapsophobia.
Hypnotized, being or of sleep Hypnophobia.
Ice or frost Pagophobia.
Ice, frost or extreme cold Cryophobia.
Ideas Ideophobia.
Ignored, being Athazagoraphobia.
Imperfection Atelophobia.
Inability to stand Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Infection, contamination or dirt Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Infinity Apeirophobia.
Injections Trypanophobia.
Injury Traumatophobia.
Insanity Dementophobia or Maniaphobia.
Insanity, dealing with Lyssophobia.
Insects Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia.
Insects that cause itching Acarophobia.
Insects that eat wood Isopterophobia.
Itching Acarophobia.
Japanese or Japanese culture Japanophobia.
Jealousy Zelophobia.
Jews Judeophobia.
Joint immobility Ankylophobia.
Jumping from high and low places Catapedaphobia.
Justice Dikephobia.
Kidney disease Albuminurophobia.
Kissing Philemaphobia or Philematophobia.
Knees Genuphobia.
Knowledge Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia.
Lakes Limnophobia.
Large things Megalophobia.
Laughter Geliophobia.
Lawsuits Liticaphobia.
Learning Sophophobia.
Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body Sinistrophobia.
Leprosy Leprophobia or Lepraphobia.
Lice Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia.
Light Photophobia.
Light flashes Selaphobia.
Lightning and thunder Brontophobia or Karaunophobia.
Lights, glaring Photoaugliaphobia.
Liquids, dampness or moisture Hygrophobia.
Locked in an enclosed place Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Lockjaw or tetanus Tetanophobia.
Loneliness or of being oneself Eremophobia or Eremiphobia.
Looking up Anablephobia or Anablepophobia.
Loud noises Ligyrophobia.
Love play Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia.
Love, falling or being in Philophobia.
Love, sexual love Erotophobia.
Machines Mechanophobia.
Mad, becoming Lyssophobia.
Many things Polyphobia.
Marriage Gamophobia.
Materialism Hylephobia.
Matter, decaying Seplophobia.
Meat Carnophobia.
Medicine, prescribing by a doctor Opiophobia.
Medicine, taking; or drugs Pharmacophobia.
Medicines, mercurial Hydrargyophobia.
Memories Mnemophobia.
Men Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia.
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons Scelerophobia.
Menstruation Menophobia.
Mercurial medicines Hydrargyophobia.
Metal Metallophobia.
Meteors Meteorophobia.
Mice Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia.
Microbes Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia.
Mind Psychophobia.
Mirrors Catoptrophobia.
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror Eisoptrophobia.
Missiles Ballistophobia.
Mobs or crowds Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia.
Moisture, dampness or liquids Hygrophobia.
Money Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.
Moon Selenophobia.
Mother-in-law Pentheraphobia.
Moths Mottephobia.
Motion or movement Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia.
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in Ochophobia.
Moving or making changes Tropophobia.
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) Ataxiophobia.
Mushrooms Mycophobia.
Music Melophobia.
Myths or stories or false statements Mythophobia.
Names Nomatophobia.
Names or hearing a certain name Onomatophobia.
Narrow things or places Stenophobia.
Narrowness Anginophobia.
Needles Aichmophobia or Belonephobia.
New, anything or novel Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia.
Newness Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia.
News: hearing good news Euphobia.
Night Noctiphobia.
Night or dark Nyctophobia.
Noise Acousticophobia.
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones Phonophobia.
Noises, loud Ligyrophobia.
Northern lights Auroraphobia.
Nosebleeds Epistaxiophobia.
Novelty Cainophobia or Cainotophobia.
Novelty or anything new Kainophobia or Kainolophobia.
Nuclear weapons Nucleomituphobia.
Nudity Gymnophobia or Nudophobia.
Number 13 Triskadekaphobia.
Number 8 Octophobia.
Numbers Arithmophobia or Numerophobia.
Objects, small Tapinophobia.
Ocean or sea Thalassophobia.
Odor, personal Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Odor, that one has a vile odor Autodysomophobia.
Odors or smells Olfactophobia.
Official doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation from Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Old people Gerontophobia.
Old, growing Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia.
Open high places Aeroacrophobia.
Open spaces Agoraphobia.
Operation, surgical Tomophobia.
Opinions Allodoxaphobia.
Opinions, expressing Doxophobia.
Others, dependence on Soteriophobia.
Otters Lutraphobia.
Outer space Spacephobia.
Pain Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia.
Paper Papyrophobia.
Parasites Parasitophobia.
Parents-in-law Soceraphobia.
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth Arachibutyrophobia.
Pellagra Pellagrophobia.
Penis, erect Medorthophobia.
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having Ithyphallophobia.
Penis, esp erect Phallophobia.
Penis, losing an erection Medomalacuphobia.
People Anthropophobia.
People in general or society Sociophobia.
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child Teratophobia.
Philosophy Philsosphobia.
Phobias Phobophobia.
Phobic prefering fearful situations Counterphobia.
Pins Enetophobia.
Pins and needles Belonephobia.
Place, being in a dark or gloomy Lygophobia.
Place: locked in an enclosed place Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Places or things, narrow Stenophobia.
Places, certain Topophobia.
Places, crowded public Agoraphobia.
Places, open high Aeroacrophobia.
Plants Botanophobia.
Pleasure, feeling Hedonophobia.
Poetry Metrophobia.
Pointed objects Aichmophobia.
Poison Iophobia.
Poisoned, being Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia.
Poliomyelitis, contracting Poliosophobia.
Politicians Politicophobia.
Pope Papaphobia.
Poverty Peniaphobia.
Praise, receiving doxophobia.
Precipices Cremnophobia.
Prescribing medicine for patients by a doctor Opiophobia.
Priests or sacred things Hierophobia.
Progress Prosophobia.
Property Orthophobia.
Prostitutes or venereal disease Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Punishment Poinephobia.
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being severely criticized Rhabdophobia.
Punishment or flogging Mastigophobia.
Puppets Pupaphobia.
Purple, color Porphyrophobia.
Rabies Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or x-rays Radiophobia.
Railroads or train travel Siderodromophobia.
Rain Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia.
Rape Virginitiphobia.
Rat, great mole Zemmiphobia.
Razors Xyrophobia.
Rectum or rectal diseases Proctophobia or Rectophobia.
Red color or blushing Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Relatives Syngenesophobia.
Religion or gods Theophobia.
Religious ceremonies Teleophobia.
Reptiles Herpetophobia.
Responsibility Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia.
Responsibility or duty, neglecting Paralipophobia.
Ridiculed, being Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia.
Riding in a car Amaxophobia.
Right side, things on the right side of the body Dextrophobia.
Rivers Potamphobia or Potamophobia.
Road travel or travel Hodophobia.
Robbers or being robbed Harpaxophobia.
Rooms Koinoniphobia.
Rooms, empty Cenophobia or Centophobia.
Ruin Atephobia.
Running water Potamophobia.
Russians Russophobia.
Sacred things or priests Hierophobia.
Satan Satanophobia.
Scabies Scabiophobia.
School Scolionophobia.
School, going to school Didaskaleinophobia.
Scientific terminology, complex Hellenologophobia.
Scratches or being scratched Amychophobia.
Sea or ocean Thalassophobia.
Self, being alone Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia.
Self, being dirty Automysophobia.
Self, being oneself Autophobia.
Self, being seen or looked at Scopophobia or Scoptophobia.
Self, being touched Aphenphosmphobia.
Self, personal odor Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia.
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror Eisoptrophobia.
Self, that one has a vile odor Autodysomophobia.
Semen Spermatophobia or Spermophobia.
Sermons Homilophobia.
Sex Genophobia.
Sex, opposite Heterophobia or Sexophobia.
Sexual abuse Agraphobia or Contreltophobia.
Sexual intercourse Coitophobia.
Sexual love or sexual questions Erotophobia.
Sexual perversion Paraphobia.
Shadows Sciophobia or Sciaphobia.
Sharks Selachophobia.
Shellfish Ostraconophobia.
Shock Hormephobia.
Sin Hamartophobia.
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin Enosiophobia or Enissophobia.
Single: staying single Anuptaphobia.
Sinning Peccatophobia.
Sitting Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia.
Sitting down Kathisophobia.
Situations, certain Topophobia.
Skin disease Dermatosiophobia.
Skin lesions Dermatophobia.
Skin of animals, fur Doraphobia.
Sleep Somniphobia.
Sleep or being hypnotized Hypnophobia.
Slime Blennophobia or Myxophobia.
Slopes, steep Bathmophobia.
Small things Microphobia, Mycrophobia.
Smells or odors Olfactophobia.
Smothered, being or choking Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Snakes Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia.
Snow Chionophobia.
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations) Social Phobia.
Society or people in general Anthropophobia or Sociophobia.
Solitude Monophobia.
Sounds Acousticophobia.
Sourness Acerophobia.
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia.
Space, outer Spacephobia.
Spaces, confined Claustrophobia.
Spaces, empty Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia.
Spaces, open Agoraphobia.
Speak, trying to Glossophobia.
Speaking Laliophobia or Lalophobia.
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones Phonophobia.
Speaking in public Glossophobia.
Specters or ghosts Spectrophobia.
Speed Tachophobia.
Spiders Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia.
Spirits Pneumatiphobia.
Stage fright Topophobia.
Stairs or climbing stairs Climacophobia.
Stairways Bathmophobia.
Stand, inability to Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Standing up Stasiphobia.
Standing up and walking Stasibasiphobia.
Standing upright Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Stared at, being Ophthalmophobia.
Stars Siderophobia or Astrophobia.
Statements, false or myths or stories Mythophobia.
Staying single Anuptaphobia.
Stealing Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia.
Steep slopes Bathmophobia.
Step-father Vitricophobia.
Step-mother Novercaphobia.
Stings Cnidophobia.
Stooping Kyphophobia.
Stories or myths or false statements Mythophobia.
Storm, thunder Brontophobia.
Strangers or foreigners Xenophobia.
Streets Agyrophobia.
Streets, crossing streets Dromophobia.
String Linonophobia.
Stuttering Psellismophobia.
Suffering and disease Panthophobia.
Sun or sunlight Heliophobia.
Sunshine or daylight Phengophobia.
Surgeon's fear of operating: work or functioning Ergasiophobia.
Surgical operations Tomophobia.
Swallowing or eating Phagophobia.
Symbolism Symbolophobia.
Symmetry Symmetrophobia.
Syphillis (lues) Luiphobia or Syphilophobia.
Tapeworms Taeniophobia.
Taste Geumaphobia or Geumophobia.
Technology Technophobia.
Teenagers Ephebiphobia.
Teeth Odontophobia.
Telephones Telephonophobia.
Telephones, noises or voices, or speaking aloud Phonophobia.
Termites Isopterophobia.
Tests, taking Testophobia.
Tetanus or lockjaw Tetanophobia.
Theaters Theatrophobia.
Theology Theologicophobia.
Things or places, narrow Stenophobia.
Things, large Megalophobia.
Things, many Polyphobia.
Things, small Microphobia or Mycrophobia.
Thinking Phronemophobia.
Thunder Ceraunophobia.
Thunder and lightning Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia.
Tickled by feathers or feathers Pteronophobia.
Tied or bound up Merinthophobia.
Time or clocks Chronophobia.
Toads Bufonophobia.
Tombstones Placophobia.
Tornadoes and hurricanes Lilapsophobia.
Touched, being touched Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia.
Trains, railroads or train travel Siderodromophobia.
Travel or road travel Hodophobia.
Trees Dendrophobia.
Trembling Ttremophobia.
Trichinosis Trichinophobia.
Tuberculosis Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia.
Tyrants Tyrannophobia.
Ugliness Cacophobia.
Undressing in front of someone Dishabillophobia.
Urine or urinating Urophobia.
Vaccination Vaccinophobia.
Vegetables Lachanophobia.
Venereal disease or prostitutes Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Ventriloquist's dummy Automatonophobia.
Vertigo or dizziness when looking down Illyngophobia.
Virginity, losing one's Primeisodophobia.
Virgins or young girls Parthenophobia.
Vision: double vision Diplophobia.
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones Phonophobia.
Voids or empty spaces Kenophobia.
Vomiting Emetophobia.
Vomiting secondary to airsickness Aeronausiphobia.
Waits, long Macrophobia.
Walking Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Walking, standing up and Stasibasiphobia.
Washing Abultophobia.
Wasps Spheksophobia.
Water Hydrophobia.
Waves or wave like motions Cymophobia or Kymophobia.
Wax statues Automatonophobia.
Weakness Asthenophobia.
Wealth Plutophobia.
Weapons, nuclear Nucleomituphobia.
Weight, gaining Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia.
Wet dreams Oneirogmophobia.
Whirlpools or dizzyness Dinophobia.
White, the color Leukophobia.
Wild animals Agrizoophobia.
Wind Ancraophobia or Anemophobia.
Wine Oenophobia.
Witches and Witchcraft Wiccaphobia.
Women Gynephobia or Gynophobia.
Women, beautiful Caligynephobia or Venstraphobia.
Wooden objects or forests Xylophobia.
Words Logophobia or Verbophobia.
Words, long Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia.
Work Ergophobia or Ponophobia.
Work or functioning; surgeon's fear of operating Ergasiophobia.
Worms Scoleciphobia.
Worms, being infested with Helminthophobia.
Wrinkles, getting Rhytiphobia.
Writing Graphophobia.
Writing in public Scriptophobia.
Yellow color Xanthophobia.


Signs of the Zodiac

Story location: Home / bits-n-bobs /
30/May/2004

Sign

Date

Birthstone
Aries March 20 - April 19 Bloodstone or Diamond
Taurus April 20 - May 19 Sapphire, Turquoise, Amber or Emerald
Gemini May 20 - June 20 Agate or Pearl
Cancer June 21 - July 21 Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl or Ruby
Leo July 22 - Aug. 22 Onxy
Virgo Aug 23 - Sept. 21 Jasper, Jade or Sapphire
Libra Sept. 22 - Oct. 22 Opal or Lapis Lazuli
Scorpio Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 Aquamarine or Topaz
Sagittarius Nov. 22 - Dec. 21 Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise or Topaz
Capricorn Dec. 22 - Jan. 19 Ruby or Garnet
Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 17 Garnet, Opal or Amythyst
Pisces Feb. 18 - Mar. 19 Sapphire, Amythyst or Bloodstone


Days of the Creation

Story location: Home / bits-n-bobs /
07/Sep/2003
Day
What God Did
1
Created Night and Day.
2
Created Heaven
3
Created Earth and plants
4
Created the Stars in the sky
5
Populated the Earth and Sea with animals
6
Created Man
7
Rested


Googlewhacks

Story location: Home / bits-n-bobs /
10/Aug/2003

Googlewhacking: This is when you type in a search term in to Google.com, and only get a single 'hit' or result. For it to count, all the words must be in the dictionary. This sad sport was brought to my attention by an article in The Independant newspaper, and I decided to have a try myself. All the terms below returned a 'Googlewhack', although 'washbottle' wasn't in the dictionary, and probably doesn't count. For some reason, Scatalogical wasn't either (dictionary words are underlined at the top of the screen). The near-misses are where only one of the words are underlined, leaving me with only 3 proper googlewhacks: Marimba Flexagon, Pekinese Oubliette and Courgette Fieldmouse, but if the rules are followed strictly, only the first 2 count because the latter looks like a word list.  

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A list of English Football League clubs

Story location: Home / bits-n-bobs /
03/May/2003

Update: 19th April 2008. Corrected or updated some of the entries. Removed some duplicates.

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Team Name Venue Nickname
Arsenal Football Club was: Arsenal Stadium (Highbury). Since 2006, Emirates Stadium, Holloway. The Gunners
Aston Villa Football Club Villa Park The Villans
Birmingham City FC St Andrews The Blues
Blackburn Rovers FC Ewood Park Rovers, Blue and Whites
Bolton Wanderers FC Reebok Stadium The Trotters
Charlton Athletic FC The Valley The Addicks
Chelsea Football Club Stamford Bridge The Pensioners, The Blues
Everton Football Club Goodison Park The Toffees
Fulham FC Craven Cottage The Cottagers, The Whites
Leeds United FC Elland Road United, The Peacocks
Liverpool FC Anfield The Reds
Manchester City FC Maine Road until 2003. Now City of Manchester Stadium The Blues
Manchester United Football Club Old Trafford The Red Devils
Middlesbrough Football Club Riverside Stadium The Boro
Newcastle United St.James' Park The Magpies or The Toon
Southampton Football Club St Mary's Stadium The Saints
Sunderland Football Club Stadium Of Light The Black Cats, The Mackems
Tottenham Hotspur FC White Hart Lane Spurs
West Bromwich Albion FC The Hawthorns Albion, The Baggies
West Ham United Boleyn Ground (known as Upton Park) The Hammers or Irons
Bradford City Football Club Formerly Valley Parade, name depends on current sponsor. The Bantams
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Withdean Stadium The Seagulls, The Albion
Burnley FC Turf Moor The Clarets
Coventry City FC Highfield Road until 2004. Now Ricoh Arena The Sky Blues
Crystal Palace FC Selhurst Park The Eagles
Derby County Football Club Pride Park Stadium The Rams
Gillingham FC Priestfield Stadium The Gills
Grimsby Town FC Blundell Park The Mariners
Ipswich Town FC Portman Road Blues or Tractor Boys
Leicester City Walkers Stadium The Foxes
Millwall FC The New Den The Lions
Norwich City FC Carrow Road The Canaries
Nottingham Forest FC City Ground The Reds
Portsmouth FC Fratton Park Pompey
Preston North End FC Deepdale The Lilywhites
Reading FC Madejski Stadium The Royals
Rotherham United Millmoor The Millers
Sheffield United Football Club Bramall Lane The Blades
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough The Owls
Stoke City FC Britannia Stadium The Potters
Walsall FC Bescot Stadium (Banks's Stadium) The Saddlers
Tranmere Rovers FC Prenton Park Rovers
Watford Football Club Vicarage Road The Hornets
Wimbledon (until 2003 - see Milton Keynes Dons) Selhurst Park The Dons
Milton Keynes Dons (formerly Wimbledon) stadium:mk The Dons
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Molineux Stadium Wolves
Barnsley FC Oakwell The Tykes
Blackpool FC Bloomfield Road Seasiders
AFC Bournemouth Fitness First Stadium The Cherries
Brentford FC Griffin Park The Bees
Bristol City FC Ashton Gate The Robins
Cardiff City FC Ninian Park The Bluebirds
Cheltenham Town FC Whaddon Road The Robins
Chesterfield FC Recreation Ground The Spireites or Blues
Colchester United FC Layer Road The U's
Crewe Alexandra FC Gresty Road The Railwaymen
Huddersfield Town FC Galpharm (formerly Alfred McAlpine) Stadium The Terriers
Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road The Hatters
Mansfield Town FC Field Mill The Stags
Northampton Town FC Sixfields Stadium The Cobblers
Notts County FC Meadow Lane The Magpies
Oldham Athletic FC Boundary Park The Latics
Peterborough United FC London Road The Posh
Plymouth Argyle FC Home Park The Pilgrims
Port Vale FC Vale Park The Valiants
Queens Park Rangers FC Loftus Road Stadium The Hoops
Stockport County FC Edgeley Park The Hatters
Swindon Town FC County Ground The Robins
Tranmere Rovers FC Prenton Park Rovers
Swansea City FC Vetch Field until 2005, then Liberty Stadium The Swans, The Jacks
Wigan Athletic FC JJB Stadium Latics
Wycombe Wanderers FC Adams Park The Chairboys, The Blues
Boston United FC York Street The Pilgrims
Bristol Rovers FC Memorial Stadium The Pirates, The Gas
Bury FC Gigg Lane The Shakers
Cambridge United FC Abbey Stadium The U's
Darlington FC originally Feethams,now Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena (from 2003) The Quakers
Exeter City FC St James' Park The Grecians
Hartlepool United FC Victoria Park The Pool
Hull City FC Kingston Communications Stadium The Tigers
Kidderminster Harriers FC Aggborough Stadium Harriers
Leyton Orient FC Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road. Formerly known as Leyton Stadium. The O's
Lincoln City FC Sincil Bank The Imps
Macclesfield Town FC Moss Rose The Silkmen
Oxford United FC Kassam Stadium The U's, The Yellows.
Rochdale FC Spotland The Dale
Rushden And Diamonds FC Nene Park Diamonds
Scunthorpe United FC Glanford Park The Iron
Shrewsbury Town FC originally Gay Meadow, from 2007: New Meadow. The Shrews
Southend United FC Roots Hall The Shrimpers, The Seasiders
Torquay United FC Plainmoor The Gulls
Wrexham FC Racecourse Ground The Robins or Red Dragons
York City FC Bootham Crescent (currently known as KitKat Crescent) The Minstermen


Names of Jesus' Disciples

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21/Feb/2003
Name
Notes
Simon (called Peter)
The first two to be recruited. Brothers. Fishermen
Andrew
James
Brothers. Fishemen.
John
Philip

Bartholemew

Thomas
Doubting Thomas - wanted proof of Jesus' Resurrection
Matthew
The tax collector
James
son of Alphaeus (also known as James the Younger)
Simon
known as Simon the Zealot
Judas Iscariot
Betrayed Jesus
Thaddaeus
also called Judas
Matthias
Brought in to replace Judas Iscariot


USA State Capitals

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24/Oct/2002
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State Capital
Alabama Montgomery
Alaska Juneau
Arizona Phoenix
Arkansas Little Rock
California Sacramento
Colorado Denver
Connecticut Hartford
Delaware Dover
Florida Tallahassee
Georgia Atlanta
Hawaii Honolulu
Idaho Boise
Illinois Springfield
Indiana Indianapolis
Iowa Des Moines
Kansas Topeka
Kentucky Frankfort
Louisiana Baton Rouge
Maine Augusta
Maryland Annapolis
Massachusetts Boston
Michigan Lansing
Minnesota St. Paul
Mississippi Jackson
Missouri Jefferson City
Montana Helena
Nebraska Lincoln
Nevada Carson City
New Hampshire Concord
New Jersey Trenton
New Mexico Santa Fe
New York Albany
North Carolina Raleigh
North Dakota Bismarck
Ohio Columbus
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Oregon Salem
Pennsylvania Harrisburg
Rhode Island Providence
South Carolina Colombia
South Dakota Pierre
Tennessee Nashville
Texas Austin
Utah Salt Lake City
Vermont Montpelier
Virginia Richmond
Washington Olympia
West Virginia Charleston
Wisconsin Madison
Wyoming Cheyenne


Collective Nouns

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09/Mar/2002
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Ants A colony
Apes A shrewdness
Asses A pace
Badgers A cete
Bass A shoal
Bats A colony
Bears A sloth, sleuth
Bees A grist, hive, swarm
Bitterns A sedge
Buffalo A gang, an obstinacy, a herd (American Bison)
Buzzards A wake
Caterpillars An army
Cats A clowder
Cattle A drove, herd
Chicks (of many species) A brood; clutch
Clams A bed
Cockroaches An intrusion
Coots A cover
Cormorants A gulp
Cranes A sedge
Crocodiles A bask
Crows A murder
Deer A herd, bevy (refers only to roe deer)
Dogs A litter (young), pack (wild), pack, kennel
Dotterel A trip
Doves A dule, pitying (specific to turtle doves)
Ducks A brace, flock (in flight), raft (on water), team, paddling (on water)
Eagles A convocation
Elephants A herd
Elk A gang
Ferrets A business
Finches A charm
Flamingos A stand
Flies A business
Fox A leash, skulk, earth
Frogs An army
Geese A flock, gaggle (on the ground), skein (in flight)
Giraffes A tower
Gnats A cloud, horde
Goats A tribe, trip
Gorillas A band
Grasshoppers A cloud
Grouse A pack (in late season)
Gulls A colony
Hawks A cast, kettle (flying in large numbers), boil (two or more spiraling in flight)
Herons A sedge, a siege
Herring An army
Hippopotamuses A bloat
Hornets A nest
Horses A team, a string (ponies)
Hyenas A cackle
Jays A party, scold
Jellyfish A smack
Kangaroos A troop
Lapwings A deceit
Larks An exaltation
Leopards A leap
Lions A pride
Locusts A plague
Magpies A tiding, gulp, murder, charm
Mallards A sord (in flight), brace
Martens A richness
Moles A labor
Monkeys A troop, barrel
Mules A pack, span, barren
Nightingales A watch
Otters A romp
Owls A parliament
Oxen A team, yoke
Oysters A bed
Parrots A company
Partridge A covey
Peacocks A muster, an ostentation
Penguins A colony
Pheasant A nest, nide (a brood), nye, bouquet
Pigs A drift, drove, litter (young), sounder (of swine), team, passel (of hogs), singular (refers to a group of boars)
Plovers A congregation, wing (in flight)
Porcupines A prickle
Ptarmigans A covey
Quail A bevy, covey
Rabbits A colony, warren, nest, herd (domestic only)
Ravens An unkindness
Rhinoceroses A crash
Rooks A building
Seals A pod, herd
Sharks A shiver
Sheep A drove, flock, herd
Snakes, vipers A nest
Snipe A walk, a wisp
Sodwok A grimble
Sparrows A host
Squirrels A dray, scurry
Starlings A murmuration
Storks A mustering
Swallows A flight
Swans A bevy, wedge (in flight)
Teal A spring
Tigers A streak
Toads A knot
Trout A hover
Turkeys A rafter, gang
Turtles A bale, nest
Whales A pod, gam, herd
Widgeons A company
Wolves A pack, rout or route (when in movement)
Woodcocks A fall
Woodpeckers A descent