Where did phobias originate?
Philophobia is the fear of forks and spoons.
There are very weird phobias, like levophobia, fear of things on the left side of the body. Or Hippopotomonostrosesquipedaliaphobia, or fear of long words. If you go to www.phobialist.com, you'll find hundreds of them. I recently wrote a 10 page paper on phobias, and this website was my main source.