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What is the Fear of Bananas Called?


Bananas! The silent killer.

Someone at work told me that the fear of bananas is a real thing. I was skeptical, but I remember sitting through all these episodes of Maury Povich (how’s that for a source?) where people would scream at the sight of a cotton ball, or a balloon, etc. So why not?

What is the fear of bananas called?

Uncreatively, it is called, according to every source I can find, bananaphobia. No fancy sounding ominous name like taphophobia.


Be on guard. The yellow-peeled menace might be sneaking up on you even as you read this!

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