10 unusual phobias that actually exist

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Everyone knows someone who is afraid of spiders, heights or flying. However, some people develop more unusual phobias, such as a fear of balloons or bananas. A banana may sound harmless to someone without a fear of them, but phobias are serious business. A phobia is more than just being fearful, according to John Hopkins Medicine (opens in new tab). People with phobias go to great lengths to avoid the source of their uncontrollable and overwhelming fear. And they may experience panic attacks when they are forced to encounter the object of their terror. Here are ten lesser known phobias...