4. Chiclephobia

Having gum stuck in your hair is every schoolgirl’s nightmare; having to cut a chunk of your precious hair out just because the class bully decided that he needed a place to stick his gum that wasn’t the underside of the desk. Well this is going a whole step further – Chiclephobia is the fear of chewing gum. If you share in this bizarre phobia, you are not alone – Oprah herself encountered a childhood trauma with gum, going as far as to prohibit her staff from chewing it in her presence. Weird!