These oddly satisfying noise videos are baffling the Internet

One great thing about the internet: whatever weird obscure thing you’re into, you can find lots of other people who like it too. And if you’re really into listening to weird sounds, you’re not alone.

But we’re not talking about just any weird sounds. Somehow, people all over the world are going online to listen to very particular, very peculiar sounds, which are — according to them at least — very satisfying.

The videos usually focus on the sound created by poking or cutting into certain substances.

For example, here’s the sound that you get from cutting into a certain kind of sand, which many people find very satisfying:

Hmm. Okay. Well, to be honest that does sound kind of nice. I mean, at least it doesn’t sound bad. But there are other ones too, involving softer stuff called “goop” or “slime”, which surely can’t be good. Like this one:

Alright, alright. I guess that does sound pretty good, even if I can’t quite figure out why. Maybe it’s a fluke though? I’m not totally convinced yet that there’s anything to this trend.

But let’s check out one of the videos where they play with glitter. Surely that’ll be proof that this trend isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

Oh my god, why is this so good?? And what’s this feeling going on inside my head? Wait really though, WHY does this sound so, so good?

Admit it! There really is something to this! Who are the geniuses who thought this up, and then found an audience for it?

And if none of the sounds above won you over, maybe you just haven’t found the right one yet. I can pretty much guarantee that something in this video will catch your ear:

And there you have it.

So weird. So satisfying. So internet.