This year is already proving to be a good one for fans of pimple popping and cyst extracting videos, at least.
The YouTube channel ViralHog just uploaded a video called “30 Year Old Cyst Explosion,” which, well, shows someone popping a massive 30-year-old cyst. If it feels like it lasts a lifetime because clip opens on a shirtless person hunched over with a huge cyst on their back. and also rubber glove-covered hands grip the cyst and begin massaging out all the gunk that’s inside it. Everyone around can be heard squealing and shocked by the “disgusting” act that they’re witnessing.
It’s clear the internet has a strange fascination with all the gooey, yellow things that come out of blackheads and cysts. Then, she proceeds to squeeze out the contents, which she says look like “old, wet newspaper.” In the description, Lee explains how these cysts form. “Epidermoid cysts result from the reproduction of epidermal cells within a confined space of the dermis,” she explains. “The pasty contents are mostly composed of macerated keratin (wet skin cells), which creates this ‘cheesy’ consistency, and there can be a pungent odor.”