The extreme fear of new foods.
A large family (known as the Blue Fugates) lived in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky until the 1960s. Most of them lived past the age of 80, with no serious illnessjust blue skin. The trait was passed on from generation to generation. People with this condition could have blue, plum, indigo, or even purple skin.
People with this disease have the urge to eat things like dirt, paper, glue, and clay and is believed to be linked to mineral deficiency.
Described by Holly Golightly as "Suddenly you're afraid but you don't know what you're afraid of."
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An awful affliction brought on by watching too much BBC; usually manifests in a British accent and a sudden craving for tea. See also Sophomoric.
The maddening fear of that single most dangerous species on Planet Earth...plants.
A sufferer of this disease displays highly exaggerated movements, and tend to leap out wildly. And despite the unusual name, it really exists.
The fear of vegetables.
A real disease that affected people during 10th century Europe. The Anglo-Saxon term describes a sudden stabbing pain. Much like rheumatism.