Michigan has the reputation of being one of the more 'grittier' states, being home to the 'Motor City' and having that hard work, self made feel to it. But that doesn't mean we don't get scared from time to time. In fact, every state in the U.S. has their own collective phobias. However Michigan's biggest phobia, according to yourlocalsecurity.com doesn't really seem to add up considering another reputation we have.


100 years ago you would say that Michigan is known best for their automobiles. Now, it's hands down in the running to be beer capital of the U.S. Strangely, our biggest phobia apparently is Emtophobia which is defined as a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomiting. This specific phobia can also include subcategories of what causes the anxiety, including a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of watching the action of vomiting or fear of being nauseated.

Now this is a little funny to me considering how much we all love to drink and party. I wonder how many of you have this fear. Strange it's not Entomphobia, which is the fear of one or more classes of insect. I had that when I was in my early 20's. I couldn't be around moths. Nasty. What do you fear?



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