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Woman diagnosed with bananaphobia

By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2010 · Comment icon 19 comments

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A 21-year-old children's worker is so scared of bananas that she has been diagnosed as suffering from bananaphobia.
The fear is so great that she gives the fruit aisle a wide berth while in the supermarket and sometimes has to leave the room if there happen to be any bananas present.
The 21-year-old children’s worker suffers from bananaphobia, an overwhelming fear of the yellow fruit. ‘It began when I was seven and my brother put a banana in my bed as a joke,’ said Ms Dando, from Hastings, East Sussex.


Source: Metro | Comments (19)




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Comment icon #10 Posted by kobolds 14 years ago
anyone with moneyphobia ? i'm glad to help by taking all your money
Comment icon #11 Posted by Fluffybunny 14 years ago
I know phobias can appear in every shape and form imaginable, but this bananaphobia makes it hard to bite my tongue from all the sexual innuendo that can be said. I know...I had like 3 good zingers lined up...but I would have to issue myself a warning if I did write them.
Comment icon #12 Posted by pimpo911 14 years ago
who the hell puts a banana in someone's else bed as a prank??
Comment icon #13 Posted by BeastieRunner 14 years ago
I have mycophobia. I can sympathize with her.
Comment icon #14 Posted by BeastieRunner 14 years ago
anyone with moneyphobia ? i'm glad to help by taking all your money Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia is one of the more common rare phobias (0.15%).
Comment icon #15 Posted by Pasiphae 14 years ago
I know someone who has a thing about mint. Yes that's right.. mint. I didn't know until I'd offered her a mojito, she's embarrassed about it so doesn't generally mention it. Before I met her, I'd have dismissed this bananaphobia as attention seeking..
Comment icon #16 Posted by Legatus Legionis 14 years ago
wow, very unfortunate for her having that phobia. and ‘I felt his horrible, slimy thing underneath my body. I was frozen in panic and hyperventilating. Ever since then, if I see one the same feeling comes back.’ see that typo? makes the whole sentence talk about some other things... P.S.: I did not edit it in someway, I just copy-pasted it from the article, just in case I get in trouble.. XD
Comment icon #17 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
I know...I had like 3 good zingers lined up...but I would have to issue myself a warning if I did write them.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Chabs 14 years ago
Afraid of bananas, huh... Not going any farther.
Comment icon #19 Posted by pixiii 14 years ago
wow, very unfortunate for her having that phobia. and see that typo? makes the whole sentence talk about some other things... P.S.: I did not edit it in someway, I just copy-pasted it from the article, just in case I get in trouble.. XD You're absolutely right! That one little typo does change everything ... jeesh no wonder people's minds are in the gutter in here LOL It's a shame internet articles aren't spellchecked a little more carefully ... especially with typos like that one LOL


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