How This Doctor Pulled USB Cable Out Of Man’s Ear!

How did a doctor pull out a long USB cable out of this man’s ear?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!


Claim : Doctor Pulled Out USB Cable Out Of Man’s Ear!

People are sharing a TikTok video which purportedly shows how a doctor pulled out a long USB cable out of a man’s ear! Here is a transcript of the viral video:

Doctor : Okay, we are going to get this out as quickly as possible. Nurse, can we get a bit of Lidocaine in there?

Nurse : Why yes, doctor, yes, right here.

Doctor : I can’t believe the patient got a phone charger stuck in their ear. Can you just dab that with the gauze, we are going to start pulling this right out. Okay, let’s give it a tug. Omigosh, look at that.

Nurse : Oh, wow, doctor, does this happen often?

It’s also being shared on WhatsApp, with messages like this:

Deft surgical extrication no doubt: but how in heavens did it find its way there in the first place 😱😱😱😱

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Truth : No Doctor Pulled Out Any USB Cable From Man’s Ear!

This is yet another FAKE VIDEO created by TikTok “content creators” to generate views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : USB Cable In Ear Video Is Fake

First, let me just point out that the viral video showing a doctor pulling a USB cable out of a man’s ear is fake.

The way the doctor talks should tell anyone that he’s fake, especially when he refers to a pair of forceps as his “precision tool”, and uses a dentist’s mirror to look into the ear canal!

The video was recorded using a silicone head mask. At around 1:50 in the video, you can clearly see the thick translucent silicone being lifted up by the cable through the ear canal.

Fact #2 : Ear Canal Is Too Small To Fit USB Cable

It is anatomically impossible for any person to fit any USB cable in their ear canals, as the ear canal is only 2.5 cm deep, with a diameter of just 5-7 mm.

Fact #3 : Original Video Was Posted On TikTok

I traced the original video to a TikTok video that was posted by @hwoecbavix0, who posted it on 19 April 2023 without any title or description, probably to trigger controversy and go viral.

@hwoecbavix0 does not appear to be a medical-related TikTok channel. Instead, the channel posts random food and prank videos.

Fact #4 : Original TikTok Video Is Almost 6.5 Minutes Long

The original video was 6 minutes and 28 seconds long, while the video that went viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms was much shorter at 2 minutes and 39 seconds.

Whoever cut the video to send it on WhatsApp likely wanted the video to end at the dramatic “How many phones does one man need?

Fact #5 : This Is Just TikTok Fake News

This appears to be yet another example of fake news posted on TikTok to drive traffic. Here are some other examples I look into recently:

Everything Music Mundial posts should be considered as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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