Suffers From: Chiclephobia (fear of gum)

Oprah Winfrey's grandmother used to stick used chewing gum under her own furniture, which would certainly explain why the media mogul doesn't like the stuff now.

"My grandmother used to save it in little rows in the cabinet. I'd be scared to touch it because it was so gross," she recalled. In fact, the trauma led her to ban gum in all the buildings in which she's worked.

"One guest in my home sat at the dinner table, took out some gum from her mouth and put it on her plate," Oprah added. "After she left, I threw the plate out."

Thus dooming her to a mismatched set forever.

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