19 July 2009
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Q.Whats the fear of clowns called
A.Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns. Other interesting phobias: eisoptrophobia (mirrors), pteronophobia (being tickled by feathers), & melissophobia (bees).
Q.What is 'vertigo'?
A.Vertigo is a type of dizziness. It gives the sensation that the world is spinning or moving and can cause nausea. It is not related to fear of heights.
Q.What is the word for the phobia of long words?
A.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, sometimes referred to as sesquipedalophobia, is a fear of very long words. It is a term that is used very rarely.
Q.Acrophobia is a fear of wot
A.Acrophobia is the fear of heights. Acro is Greek, meaning high (as in Acropolis - high city). You may suffer vertigo as a result of acrophobia.
Q.What is the phobia called when you have a fear of people or crowds?
A.Agoraphobia is the fear of being in a crowd, open spaces, or any anxious situation. It is a Greek word that literally means 'fear of the marketplace'.