Mycophobia (from Latin myco, "fungus") is the fear of mushrooms (note the word origin as mushrooms are fungi). The most common cause of mycophobia is that some mushrooms can be poisonous if consumed. People who fear mushrooms would avoid eating mushrooms as well as not touching mushrooms. Eating or even touching mushrooms would result in symptoms like sweating, crying, screaming, elevated body temperatures and heart rates. Some people may get this fear from playing the popular video game, Super Mario Bros. Some may also fear fungi because of the idea that their spores would attach onto them and start controlling them.
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