With the rise of Dr. Pimple Popper and her many copycats, dermatology videos have become all the rage on the internet. If you're one of those weirdos who loves to watch freaky stuff get pulled out of the human body, you're not alone. (Your author does too.) But why stop there? In the last few years, online communities have sprung up around all kinds of bizarre, yet satisfying, videos. Give the clips on this list a try—one of them may change your life. Freak.

1. ASMR

Autonomous sensory meridian response (also known as "ASMR" or the "Whispery Tingles Mmmm") is a relaxing "static electricity" feeling that some people experience when they hear breathy whispers, brushing noises, and other soft sounds. Fans often rely on videos like this one, which has 16 million views, to fall asleep every night. They swear the effect isn't sexual, but I don't buy it.

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2. Survival

Wilderness survival shows have been a TV staple for years, but those are phony. To get the real stuff, you have to turn to the anonymous hero of Primitive Technology. This silent, cargo-shorted Australian films himself going into the woods and constructing everything from a grass hut to a fully-functional forge, using nothing but what he finds. It's not only extremely impressive, but thanks to his judicious editing, deeply relaxing.

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