December 28, 2008

Phobias of the Phamous (Famous)

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:31 pm by davidmanning

Even the rich and famous have troubles with unreasonable fears, or ‘phobias’. Here are a few of the best.

  • John Bonham of Led Zepplin was a notorious germophobe, who would make his ‘groupies‘ scrub up for 15 to 20 minutes before he would touch them.
  • Benjamin Disraeli could not stand to be in the same room as shellfish. In 1872, he wrote to his brother that ‘the crab is a monstrous creature, more akin to a spider than anything a man of sanity should put in his mouth’.
  • 1800s footballer William Cropper, best known for dying due to match-related injuries, was terribly afraid of Yorkshire Terriers.
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