Disturbing ad... (Warning: Trypophobic image)

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    Thanks arn!
     
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    I see that ad all over the place. It's far from being the only creepy ad I see.
     
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    I think it's disturbing to some because it vaguely resembles some sort of parasitic worm infestation viewers may have seen elsewhere on the 'Net. Other than that, it's one of those ubiquitous "One Weird Old Trick" ads.
     
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    I just saw this today and it's deeply disturbing...
     
  10. Meister, Nov 8, 2015
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    "The term was coined in 2005 ... It is not recognized in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or other scientific literature.[cal Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or other scientific literature."

    You (like most people) have never heard of it because it's a 'condition' that was recently 'discovered'.
     
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    As an answer to @flashy-cat.
     
  13. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    It's a standard part of internet chum.

    A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum

    though, perhaps I should warn you that that article features plenty of examples.

     
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    In other words: click-bait ads.

    I've always wondered who actually clicks on those images.
     
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    Man all these years I thought that picture was marbles or stones pressed against the skin.
     
  17. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Why not continue to think that? Trypophobia is merely an internet meme, and in this case, it's being used to sell things you don't need.
     

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