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9 Things That Are As Satisfying As They Are Disgusting

You're disgusted at first, but then you realize you've been watching blackheads being squeezed for half an hour.

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1. Why is something as disgusting as removing a giant plug of earwax so pleasurable to watch?

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This video of a doctor cleaning his wife's ear has over 29 million views. That's more views than there are people in all of Australia. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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This video of a doctor cleaning his wife's ear has over 29 million views. That's more views than there are people in all of Australia.

2. Don't act as if you've never been enthralled by a video of someone removing an ingrown hair before.

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Videos like this one, of a simple ingrown hair removal, can have over 16 million views. All the joy of removing one without having to actually go through it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Videos like this one, of a simple ingrown hair removal, can have over 16 million views. All the joy of removing one without having to actually go through it.

3. Deep down, we're all a little obsessed with squeezing blackheads.

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Which is the only reasonable explanation for why people spend hours on their phones watching this little gadget removing blackheads in super close-up. Maybe it's the satisfaction of imagining how smooth the skin will be afterwards? Whatever it is, people love it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Which is the only reasonable explanation for why people spend hours on their phones watching this little gadget removing blackheads in super close-up. Maybe it's the satisfaction of imagining how smooth the skin will be afterwards? Whatever it is, people love it.

4. This one is too much, but apparently a LOT of you get deep gratification from watching sebaceous cysts being removed.

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This doctor's YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers. She posts videos of various dermatological procedures, and people can't seem to get enough of them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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This doctor's YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers. She posts videos of various dermatological procedures, and people can't seem to get enough of them.

5. Nobody has ever used a pore-cleansing strip without looking at it afterward, and a lot of people seem to like to check out other people's' masks and strips too.

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This woman's video, showing off the bounty of blackheads removed from her husband's face, has over 5 million views on YouTube. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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This woman's video, showing off the bounty of blackheads removed from her husband's face, has over 5 million views on YouTube.

6. Feet are another constant source of fascination for bored internet users, and for some reasons, people LOVE watching these bizarre callus treatments.

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But you have to admit, there's something nice about seeing this person's foot get all cleaned up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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But you have to admit, there's something nice about seeing this person's foot get all cleaned up.

7. There's absolutely no reason why a video of fungus being cleaned off a toenail should go viral, and yet...

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...almost two million people watched this video. Willingly. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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...almost two million people watched this video. Willingly.

8. I don't know who's getting so much sadistic pleasure out of watching an ingrown nail be removed, but videos of the procedure are awfully popular online.

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We dare you to watch this video to the end.

9. But there are even more people who enjoy watching braces being removed after years of waiting.

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This video will bring tears of either joy or agony... we're not sure which yet. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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This video will bring tears of either joy or agony... we're not sure which yet.

Whew, you made it to the end. Here's something nice to help clear your head!

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This post was translated from Portuguese.

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