If you have 9 minutes to spare and an impressively strong stomach, get ready to sit back and…not relax.
In this viral video, two blackheads are removed from a person’s ear. Over 10 million people have viewed the prodding and pulling, as one person extracts pus from the ear using a pair of tweezers. The gross (yet oddly satisfying) video has captured the internet’s attention, with over 7,000 likes and more than 1,000 comments.
Unlike those super popular whitehead-popping videos all over YouTube, this one features green (yes, green) pus coming out of two blackheads.
It was clearly a hit with zit-squeezing addicts. “Ear blackheads are my favorite, this was glorious,” said one respondent. Another wrote: “I don’t think I breathed the entire time watching it. Bittersweet to say, ‘thank god it was short.’”
“In terms of videography + content, this might be the best popping video ever,” declared one commenter. Another argued, however, that a more acute description would be that “they’re ‘pulling’ more than ‘popping.’”
The post was shared in August, but pimple-popping fans everywhere have been reeling since it was reposted on Reddit earlier this month. Less than two weeks after it went up, Redditors gave it 2,300 upvotes. Did we mention that waiting room music is playing for the full nine minutes? We still can’t decide whether it helped or hurt our viewing experience.
Is it disgusting? Absolutely. Difficult to look away? No doubt. Will we ever look at our ears or personal pair of tweezers the same again? Definitely not.
It feels (and looks) like the real thing.
By now, most of us know not to squeeze zits. Doing so could cause an infection or damage your skin. But there’s a reason why we still do it, and why so many people are obsessed with watching videos showing a massive zit erupting like a mini volcano. Thanks to one couple, you can now squeeze with safety using the Pop It Pal.
This now-viral toy is a piece of silicone with 15 holes, each filled with the brand’s all-natural (read: fake) “pimple pus.” By simulating the real-life pimple-poppingexperience, this product allows you to satisfy your picking habit without hurting your skin.
The complete package, which also includes a refill of the pus, is available on the company’s site for $19.99.
“We love that disgusting little habit nobody likes to talk about,” Billy and Summer Pierce said about their new toy on the website. “Yup, it is our unique obsession….and I have a feeling it might be yours too. Don’t worry. You’ve found your safe haven here in our little spot in the great big Digiworld.”
The pimple-popping community has, in fact, rallied behind the Pierces. With a 4.6/5 star rating on Facebook, this new product is exceeding many reviewers’ expectations.
“I can not stop playing with this gross, satisfying little toy,” wrote one respondent, who also called it a “great stress reliever.” Another had this to say: “Lots of fun to pop!! My 3-year-old and 5-year-old even love doing it!!! Easy, simple instructions. And, you can refill it and pop it again!”
“Just what I needed!” commented a satisfied reviewer. “Perfect with every pop.” So instead of popping the real thing and risk damaging your skin, order a slab of silicone and squeeze to your heart’s content.