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69

Hexekontenneaphobia (from Greek hexḗkonta, "sixty", and ennea, "nine") is the fear of number 69. The number may be the symbol of curse or irritation, as "The Curse of 69". Sufferers may get irritated when they see 69 a lot, especially from rather exotic sources, such as the amount of remaining free space in gigabytes, number of likes to a page on facebook, scores achieved at the end of competition, and number of wins in sports seasons that last at least 150 games per team. Some believe that 69-year olds could be cursed. 69-year old sufferers of hexekontenneaphobia may then suffer deprecorophobia.

Another source of the phobia is that 69 (sixty-nine) is also an oral sex position so that mouths can connect with other's genitals. So the fear of this number can be linked to genophobia.

In 1969, Cubs fans had this fear as a result of the collapse of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, who had their 9-game lead in division in mid-August slipped away then missing the playoffs. During the last quarter of the season alone, the Cubs have lost more than 17 games in the standings, which is another potentially feared number, especially in Italy.


Number phobias
Oudenophobia (fear of 0) · Henophobia (fear of 1) · Dyophobia (fear of 2) · Triskaphobia (fear of 3) · Tetraphobia (fear of 4) · Pentaphobia (fear of 5) · Hexaphobia (fear of 6) · Heptaphobia (fear of 7) · Octophobia (fear of 8) · Enneaphobia (fear of 9) · Decaphobia (fear of 10) · Hendecaphobia (fear of 11) · Dodecaphobia (fear of 12) · Triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13) · Hexadecaphobia (fear of 16) · Heptadecaphobia (fear of 17) · Octodecaphobia (fear of 18) · Enneadecaphobia (fear of 19) · Eikositriophobia (fear of 23) · Eikosihexaphobia (fear of 26) · Triakontenneaphobia (fear of 39) · Tessarakontadyophobia (fear of 42) · Hexekontadyophobia (fear of 62) · Hexekontenneaphobia (fear of 69) · Hebdomekontahenophobia (fear of 71) · Ogdokontaheptaphobia (fear of 87) · Enenekontenneaphobia (fear of 99) · Hekatophobia (fear of 100) · Hekatohendecaphobia (fear of 111) · Hekatenenekontahenophobia (fear of 191) · Diakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 216) · Diakosioipentekontaphobia (fear of 250) · Triakosioitriakontatriophobia (fear of 333) · Tetrakosioeikosiphobia (fear of 420) · Hexakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 616) · Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of 666) · Heftakosioitessarakontaheptaphobia (fear of 747) · Enniakosioihendecaphobia (fear of 911) · Enniakosioenenekontenneaphobia (fear of 999) · Tessarakontadyochilahexekontenneaphobia (fear of 42069) · Meganumerophobia (fear of large numbers) · Imparnumerophobia (fear of odd numbers) · Omalonumerophobia (fear of even numbers) · Primonumerophobia (fear of prime numbers) · Paranumerophobia (fear of irrational numbers) · Enkhenumerophobia (fear of negative numbers)

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