You name it, somebody out there is scared of it! In fact, there's a name for the fear of just about everything. Test your knowledge of the world’s strangest phobias.


Phobias are strange things. In the dictionary, it says that a phobia is a ‘persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous’.

Some are well known. Like arachnophobia, the fear of spiders. Or claustrophobia, the fear of small spaces. But did you know koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons? Or that globophobia is the fear of balloons?

It’s time to test your knowledge. How much do you know about the world’s strangest phobias?


Take our test to find out…