NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Today isn’t just Friday. It’s Friday the 13th.
This day is synonymous with more than black cats and broken mirrors. It’s a day that brings out the phobias and superstitions that plague many.
In fact, there is an actual condition called Friggatriskaidekaphobia which is the fear of Friday the 13th. Here at CBSNewYork, we thought today would be a good day to take a look at the unique fears that are unique to New Yorkers.
Check out our list, and leave us a comment with your New York fear.
Hotdoghookeraphobia: The fear of women like Cathy Scalia, Long Island’s so-called “hot dog hooker”, who was sentenced to 7 days in jail for offering more than kraut and relish from her hot dog cart on Sunrise Highway.
Biggulpaphobia: The fear of becoming obese after downing too many oversized beverages.
Kinemortophobia: Okay, this one is real — Kinemortophobia is the fear of zombies. After several incidents earlier this summer, some feared the zombie apocalypse was inevitable. Fears around the Tri-State area appear to have waned, but just in case, you can check out the CDC’s tips on surviving the crisis.
Slowtouristsaphobia: The fear of getting trapped behind group of tourists while trying to get to and from work
Timessquareaphobia: Similar to slowtouristaphobia, a fear of heading anywhere in the vicinity of the Times Square tourist hot spot.
Don’t forget to share your New York phobia with us below…