A phobia is an overwhelming fear of a place, object, situation, feeling, or animal. There is a difference between phobia and fear because a phobia is more pronounced than fear and is an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger. There are countless phobias that people have with a wide range from arachnophobia which is an intense fear of spiders to arachibutyrophobia which is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. The number of irrational fears is insane when I did some research on phobias. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the rare and weird phobias that I have never heard of.
I highly suggest looking at this link because it shows 21 rare and weird phobias that you have probably never heard of. I always knew about some phobias, but I wasn't sure exactly what differed between a fear and a phobia.