It never fails, you can always find something interesting on Twitter when you’re hunting around. Everything from political uproar to funny memes and videos. The latest Viral twitter findings is a picture brought to us by @lemonadead. She posted the following picture and twitter users have lost their minds!
She writes “I just realized that I never saw a photo of a female muscle system. This is not what I imagined milk ducts to look like.”
This amazing picture already has over 37,000 like and over 9,000 retweets! As you can imagine the comments range from being amazed to being horrified.
One twitter user wrote “at first I thought someone put flowers over boobs because art. Now, it looks like a weird alien creature lives inside my body and I’m terrified.”
The picture illustrates what milk ducts actually look like beneath the skin. To many this may seem disturbing, or as many users stated, “triggering” to their trypophobia. But to others, this picture is not terrifying or unnerving…it’s beautiful.
Now, to be scientific about it, those petal like nodes are not the actual ducts. They are called lobes. The duct is the tube like structure that connects the lobes to the nipple allowing that liquid gold to be excreted.
According to National breast cancer.org, a healthy female breast will be made up of between 12-20 sections called lobes. Each one of these lobes is made up of many smaller lobules. This is where breastfeeding mothers produce milk. Both the lobes and the lobules are connected by the ducts.
These precious little lobes that surround the nipple provide precious nourishment to our babies. Even though the human form can be a little odd when you see beneath surface, I still think it’s absolutely fascinating to see how it all works together.
Do you find this interesting or disturbing? Let me know in the comment section below!