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Fear of Bananas – Bananaphobia

Last updated on April 28, 2008

Fear of Bananas BananaphobiaEven though bananas are the third most popular fruit in the world, there are some who are afraid of them.

Fear of bananas is called bananaphobia and it is more common than you might think. Just search Google for “fear of bananas” and you’ll see what I mean.

People with bananaphobia are often repulsed by the sight of bananas, cannot stand the texture or smell of bananas, and cannot be in the same room with bananas.

Bananas literally drive them bananas.

If you are afraid of bananas, don’t tell anyone because people will mercilessly tease you to the end of your days. People just can’t help thinking that a fear of bananas is hilarious. One Kent State student, who says bananas “scare the hell” out of him, learned that the hard way.


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22 Comments on "Fear of Bananas – Bananaphobia"


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Emilee
6 years 11 months ago

I am terrified of bananas. They appear to me in dreams and visions, cutting and stabbing me into tiny pieces, while chanting “Sacrifice, sacrifice!” My counselor says I need a more specialized doctor, but he is the most expensive ‘shrink’ in my city. I’m not sure what to do about this, because any therapy I’m getting is only making it work; lately the bananas have been hanging my daughter Jayne, and have been torching my neighborhood. I really need somebody to help me…any ideas?

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maha
7 years 14 days ago

My little daughter has the same phobia before reading this article ,i used to chase her everday with banana to eat it and when she sees the Banana she crys & vomits from the smell .. is there any cure for this phobia!!!

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miss s
7 years 24 days ago

I cant believe there are other people that feel the same as me! i have always had banana phobia, cant go anywhere near them! people who laugh others with this phobia should feel bad. you obviously dont understand what its like to feel a genuine fear for something!!!!

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Geeee
7 years 1 month ago

ha my best friend has a major freak out when we put bananas anywhere near her! its a major highlight to our days as one of us always has a banana and tormenting is fun 😛 i cant believe her fear is a real thing but she made me google it and its true 😛

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kayleigh
7 years 1 month ago

i thought i was the 1! people think im nuts when i tell them i scared of bananas. i cant stand the feel of there skin makes me feel sick just thinking about it. so glad im not alone with this fear.

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Anonymous
7 years 1 month ago

AMEN!!! I can breathe a little easier. This is a real disease with doctors and everything. I have been suffering from Bananaphobia for about 20 years now. My friends think its hillarious, I fail to see the humor. There needs to be some sort of support groups for this.

Lets Unite and Stay Strong fellow Bananaphobiaers.

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Jess Shadforth
7 years 2 months ago

I don’t have this phobia, so I can’t understand it.
Like it’s just a piece of fruit?
Banana phobia people. Just eat one, honestly they’re lovely!
You’re missing out!
x

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SNUFFY FROM BLOUNTSVILLE
7 years 2 months ago

Hey this bannana stuff is not funny. back when i was in the navy no hold on a minute, no it was when i was in a motor cycle gang, no it was when i was in the navy. something bad happened with a bannana.

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kizzy
7 years 3 months ago

i have a huge fear someone will throw one at me. and i cant help but to want to vomit when i see someone eating a banana or even saying the word gives me the heeby jeebies. its such a scary food. i have night mares it wants to eat me.

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bianca
7 years 3 months ago

WOW..I Thought i was the only person in the world but i am glad im nott it makes me feel soo good that im not.People make fun of me and tease me and i just want to cryy.