There's no doubt that today's kids are brilliant AF. Don't believe me? Wait until you meet 8-year-old Aiden.
The young boy has become a viral sensation after his older sister posted a nearly three-minute video of him explaining the wonderful world of ants, insects, trees, and other animals.
In such a short clip, the young boy schooled us on a thing or two we never knew about nature, such as "why do ants live in trees?"
"A lot of ants get inside tree barks, which holds water and nutrients," he says in the clip posted on Twitter that has garnered over 84,000 retweets. To prove his point, he ripped out a chunk of wood from the tree and pointed to the "big ants with huge heads" called Soldier or Army Ants, feeding off the tree.
My brother is an animal genius and wanted me to share it w you guys. He titles this: Trees danger and other animals pic.twitter.com/N21Wr5maqt— Britney C. (@unrulywaifu) June 5, 2017
Evidently, he's right.
Countless of insects live on, in, and around trees, many of which are harmless. Other insects, according to Tree Help, can affect trees, such as chewing insects (caterpillars, moths, maggots); boring insects (beetles, borers, weevils); and sucking insects (leafhoppers, mites).
In the complete video, Aiden also teaches us about the plants growing on trees, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, snails, and much, much, more.
There's even a GoFund Me page to help this future zoologist or entomologist (a scientist who studies insects) get to college.
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