This week's Brain Game: Vote now!

This week's Brain Game: Vote now!

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Every Thursday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Then Young Post readers can choose to eliminate one until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a Fujifilm Instax mini 25 instant camera and two packs of Fujifilm instant film worth HK$1,750.

Who do you want to ELIMINATE? Vote below.

This round we asked: What kind of phobia would you coin?


Thomas Lee Ka-chun, 16, Sing Yin Secondary School

Lastminutebeforeschoolphobia! That's the fear you may have in the minute before the bell rings.

The symptoms are like those of a heart attack. As you run for the door or gate, your heart starts pounding and you keep sweating.

You are running late and even legging it at the speed of a cheetah can't change that fact.

The symptoms start to ease up only after you finally make it to school, panting.

This phobia should be treated immediately. The best way is to ask teachers not to mind if you arrive late.


Natalie Fung Chi-ying, 14, St Paul’s Co-educational College

Waitfortoiletphobia. When girls use toilets away from home, be it in shopping malls or at schools, they often need to face endless queues of other girls and women lining up for the few available stalls. If you are waitfortoiletphobic, you know that whenever you need to answer nature's call, you will dread having to queue up for toilets. Seeing the increasing queues at public toilets, the Hong Kong government has pledged to build more public toilets. But it will be years before we have enough of them. So, if you have waitfortoiletphobia, you'll have to just wait - and grin and bear it.


Nicholas Chu Weng-lam, 16, Sing Yin Secondary School

Electronic gadgets are increasingly commonplace nowadays, and many teenagers exhibit no-internet-access-phobia. Here are the symptoms: if they find themselves in a place without any internet access, they first start groaning. Next, they start pouting, dozing off, and daydreaming. After a while, they begin panicking and sometimes throw a fit. The phobia is especially common among teens with smartphones and tablets.

I am one of the sufferers of this phobia, in fact.


Rajinder Pal, 15, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo)

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - fear of the number 666. It sure is a weird phobia and I didn't even make it up. In my judgment, this unnatural fear should have a simple name like sixphobia.


Alex Chan, 16, La Salle College

I-left-my-Facebook-account-logged-on-on-your-computer-phobia or its related fear: I-forgot-to-log-out-from-Facebook-phobia.

You really do not want to forget to log out of your Facebook when you are at your friend's house. Otherwise, next day you may find your sexual orientation is different, or you might have a different name, cover photo, or profile picture - none of them flattering. You may have made silly confessions to random people. Or you may find your account's language suddenly set to Arabic.


Joseph Ho, 16, Wah Yan College

Nocoinsbutonlynotesinwalletphobia is definitely a common illness among many people in a bustling city like Hong Kong. I often end up in an embarrassing situation when I discover I don't have any coins but only HK$100 notes in my wallet.

This happens often when I get on a bus. What ensues is a frenzied quest to get change from other passengers so I can pay the fare. I may or may not succeed in getting coins.

Sometimes I have even been forced to mumble an apology to the bus driver - "Sorry, I don't have a coin ..." - and flee.


Vivian Li Wan-yi, 16, Wa Ying College

I would go with whitedressphobia. That's because it's a pain for girls to have to wear their white dresses, like school uniforms. When I was in Form One, I had a terrible experience in school. One day a girl told me my dress was dirty. She was right.

I have been scared of wearing white dresses since.

Besides, you need to take extra care while wearing white clothes, especially during meals. Drips of sauce can make a mess of your white dress.


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yung hang

16:45pm

According to this 'brain game: What king of phobia would you coin ' Nowadays,people have different kinds of phobia, they usually do not know how to solve the problems. I'm also a sufferer for Lastminutebeforeschoolphobia . Actually I feel annoyed when it's happens. Finally, I know more about what ph

yung hang

16:45pm

According to this 'brain game: What kind of phobia would you coin ' Nowadays,people have different kinds of phobia, they usually do not know how to solve the problems. I'm also a sufferer for Lastminutebeforeschoolphobia . Actually I feel annoyed when it's happens. Finally, I know more about the pho