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The name of the Hehe tribe of Tanzania comes from their feared ‘hee-hee’ battle cry.

English: Huli Wigman from the Southern Highlan...

Huli Wigman from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive. A phobia which sounds surprisingly natural. The great 18th century clown Grimaldi was so frightened of being buried alive that he specified his head must be cut off first, which his family duly arranged.

Both dogs and horses can smell fear in humans.

When Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what he feared most he said: “Events, dear boy, events…”

In several areas in Papua New Guinea, women can be punished by public gang rape, often sanctioned by elders.

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