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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"

5 years 8 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?

5 years 9 months 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!!!

miss s
5 years 9 months 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!!!!

5 years 9 months 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 😛

5 years 10 months 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.