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Transcript of Phobias
By: Rachel Petersburg
Q: Five common phobias are ophidophobia, glossophobia, acrophobia, musophobia, and aviophobia. What do these phobias relate to?
Q: Donald Trump is famous for making millions and less known for his fear of what?
Q: What does paraskevidekatriaphobic stand for?
Q: The great movie producer, Alfred Hitchcock, was afraid of what food item?
A: Alfred Hitchcock had the fear of eggs, also know as Ovophobia.
: the extreme or irrational fear of something
A: Paraskevidekatriaphobic is the fear of Friday the 13th.
A: Donald Trump is less known for his fear of germs, known as mysophobia.
A: Ophidophobia is the fear of snakes. Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. Acrophobia is the fear of heights. Musophobia is the fear of mice and rats. Aviophobia is the fear of flying.
Q: What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
A: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words, which is ironic.
Q: Who said, " Courage is not the lack of fear, but the ability to face it"?
A: The person who said the quote "Courage is not the lack of fear, but the ability to face it.", was Lt. John B. Putnam, Jr.
Q: What language does the word "phobia" come from?
A: The word "phobia" is Greek meaning an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.
Q: According to the National Institute of Health, what percentage of Americans suffer from a phobia?
A: About 6% of Americans suffer from a severe phobia, according to the National Institute of Health.
Q: What is the name given to the phobia "fear of being embarrassed in front of people"?
A: Social Phobia is the fear of being embarrassed in front of people.
Q: What is the name given to the phobia "fear of lawsuits"?
A: Liticaphobia is the fear of lawsuits.