FB picture of a nipple video full of strange holes...

(109 Posts)
mrsjavierbardem Fri 27-Jun-14 09:16:14

What is that video? Does anyone know, please tell me, it said 98% of people couldn't watch it. I can't look at the picture. Why would someone post that stuff on fb? It's so odd.

Squidstirfry Fri 27-Jun-14 09:17:49

Don't bother.

Eve Fri 27-Jun-14 09:18:14

I saw that and wondered the same, but didn't want to click on it.

The sporner in me, thought.. look at all those lovely big black heads to pop out, that would be soooooooo satisfying.

picnicbasketcase Fri 27-Jun-14 09:19:11

I've seen photos of lotus seed pods photoshopped onto people's skin before, is it like that? Designed to induce Trypophobia

SecretSpy Fri 27-Jun-14 09:21:22

yy picnic its that.

The images plays on a weird condition called trypophobia, which is a fear of holes. It creeps a lot of people out, so the usual internet trolls think it's funny to put up creepy skin hole pictures.

The image of the breast with holes usually comes along with some story about a woman wearing a new bra without washing it or covering her breast with a bandage for some injury, and when she takes it off finds loads of holes with insects/eggs in them. It's just an urban myth, the image has been proved to a photoshopped combination of a breast and a lotus seed head.

This article explains it better. www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-you-afraid-of-holes/

The one on FB is a photo shop, but it has links to real situations.

The links lead to larvae being removed from breasts etc.

Some of them are questionable tbh, it's as though the doctors have set them up so they can sell the videos to certain sites.

The further links then lead to all sorts of larvae/maggots being removed from different body parts, including genitals.

ThisOnesForYou Fri 27-Jun-14 09:23:34

Don't click it! It won't open and will put some sort of virus on your wall which all your fb friends will see, and some will click, thus it spreads. I despair at the stuff some of my friends like & share sometimes!
More info here: scam-detector.com/social-networking-scams/99-of-people-cant-watch-this-video

Although I do enjoy the "impacted ear wax" ones that turn out to be objects that the person put in their ear when they were under seven years old.

this is making me ITCH. thank fuck I'm not on fb. vom.

BucketsnSpades Fri 27-Jun-14 09:28:53

I didn't click but have read on friends fb that it doesn't play but is a virus that once clicked on is automatically shared by you as an fb post

CakesALot Fri 27-Jun-14 09:54:03

Thank you! I've been trying to tell people it's a scam but they've insisted it's a genuine thing, raising awareness!! This did the rounds years ago, way before FB, with the story a pp mentioned about a bra made in a foreign country and a women getting infested with lavae. Just google lotus seed head people, it's clearly a photoshop!

And rant over...

AllHailTheBigPurpleOne Fri 27-Jun-14 09:58:01

It's a fake video of tumbu fly eggs, which unfortunately are real and absolutely disgusting.

Eww yes its totally fucking grim, and i have unfortunately seen it pop up a few times on my newsfeed, haven't clicked it tho, cos its so obvious what it is. Wtf is wrong with peoples.

it is of particular creepiness to me, as i am trying to wean DD 21mo off the breast - when do i mostly go on FB - yes, when I'm stuck in bed bf her, so to see that pic really gives me heebee jeebies!! (My first thought was, aargh, the baby will choke on the seeds. Which means i have definitely been bf for Too Long. Lol.)

i have also reported it to FB twice apparently it doesn't breach their standards. You might know FB has recently changed its policy regarding breast pictures, as breastfeeding photos were incorrectly being classed as porn etc. So maybe some weirdo has taken advantage of the fact that you can now have breasts on FB, i think maybe its been allowed as it isn't showing an actual nipple ifyswim

Plateofcrumbs Fri 27-Jun-14 10:42:18

Well I've at least learned that my fear of holes has a name! Trypophobia. I get weirded out if I ever cut into a carrot or courgette etc with holes running through it. <shudder>

Eve Fri 27-Jun-14 10:44:31

so... its just me that wants to pop them all?

NoodleOodle Fri 27-Jun-14 10:52:19

Now I want to see it. I actually like vids of things being squeezed or drained.

ALittleFaith Fri 27-Jun-14 10:54:29

100% of people can't view the video even after they'd shared it.

fifi669 Fri 27-Jun-14 10:56:32

When I was first told of trypophohia and how crumpets freak people out I thought they were mental. Then I googled lotus seed pods..... I've never been the same

Cocolepew Fri 27-Jun-14 11:02:44

Oh god I hope it doesn't pop up on mine, I have the aversion to holes thing envy <- boke

I bloody love crumpets! I don't mind the holes unless they are on a body sad then the revulsion is really bad. I know a few people who are afraid of shower heads and the like, but anything man made is ok by me.

There has been a few threads on MN about the phobia before, there were lots of links to pics on it (for anyone WANTING to see that kind of thing, go fill yer boots haha)

Plateofcrumbs Fri 27-Jun-14 12:18:09

Fortunately my phobia doesn't extend to crumpets. Any holes designed to be filled with melted butter are OK by me <drool>

MrsGoslingWannabe Fri 27-Jun-14 12:28:47

I wonder if men suffer from trypophobia?!

MrsWolowitz Fri 27-Jun-14 12:29:27

It's really annoying to see that keep popping up on my FB.

I hate holes and I don't want to see it.

I'm going to decried the next person who shares it <stamps foot>

MrsWolowitz Fri 27-Jun-14 12:29:36

*defriend.

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