No matter how much you think you understand people, they will always surprise you. This time they’ve made Spot Popper – a chunk of fake skin made from silica gel and dotted with several pores, each of which is filled with simulated pus you can squeeze out. Sounds something like you’d love to do for fun, right?
The company that makes it says that it helps to relieve stress and that “popping of a huge pimple and it can help us relax ourselves and throw the pressure away”, but we think that they are full of shit and are actually making and selling this vomit-inducing thing to laugh at stupid people who throw their hard-earned money at it.
Where to get new pus when you squeeze all of it out through those tiny holes? You can make the pus at home from a mixture of beeswax and olive oil so you can refill it countless times which makes it a pretty cheap hobby. Even if you blow through a bottle a day, it shouldn’t strain your budget too much.
As disgusting as all this might seem, it actually makes sense why pimple popping has become so popular. Squeezing out a big red whopper on your nose is inherently satisfying, and the science backs it up. According to neuroscientist Heather Berlin, our brains reward us with dopamine for expunging a zit. We can’t be sure though how much of Heather’s statement is an actual science, and how much of it is just her trying to justify her weird fetish.
So that’s Spot Popper, alright. We are very sorry about bringing it to your attention and we hope that you won’t buy it. And even if you will, then just as a gift to someone you hate with all your heart.