No matter how much you think you understand the psychology of humans and mechanisms behind product development and marketing, people will always surprise you. This time someone has made Spot Popper Nose Toy – a big fake nose 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 revolting thing to laugh at stupid people who throw their money at it. Kinda similar to the guys behind Stressticles squeezable anti-stress balls we’ve featured previously on our extremely useful site.
We are not sure if they sell puss refills, but you can make the fake pus at home from a mixture of beeswax and olive oil. Once you’ve squeezed out all the pus, 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. Alternatively, you can just grow pimples on your actual nose – that’s completely free.
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…. however there’s even a huge online community r/Popping of pimple poppers and blackhead squeezers, so there’s definitely something to it.
We’re 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. You can get it on Amazon. Please note that this site is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.