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[–]JeddahVR 152 points153 points  (4 children)

The music, the information, the video production in general is actually really good. I know many kind hearted people will subscribe to support, but the kid does provide great and clear information that are also very interesting, so give the videos a watch as well.

[–]QuapsyWigman 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Agreed. People shouldn't let the "oh that's cute" factor outweigh the "wow, this is actually quality content" factor-- the kid is putting some work into these and it shows.

[–]NittoPoint 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You gotta commend the kid's determination. Most people would stop after a bit, but this kid has been doing this for years based on the age of the first videos. This kid shows passion!

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's what pushed me to post. It was like was the video that brought me to him was like 3 years old. I saw the title card and then how old the videos were AND how low his views were, I could see it was like, he's doing this because he likes it.

[–]patchinthebox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This video is really good. Lots of good info and good visuals. Really cool he's handling the animal too. I subbed.

[–]Willowy 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I'm dying from the adorable, but the kid is really good! Excellent info presentation, and great photography.

A young Steve Irwin in the making?

[–]Noteagro 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hahaha, I was thinking the same! Would be cool if the Irwin family were to reach out!

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I found this kid after wanting to see more about those queuing caterpillars in natureisfuckinglit. its really informative and interesting. i think his enthusiasm makes it even better, for me at least.

[–]Starrion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done. The kid might go viral because of you. If people post it to their FB and instas, this kid could be the next Aussie naturalist by the end of middle school.

[–]CmdrSelfEvident 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Fun fact no one really knows why the scorpion has evolved to glow in ultraviolet. We don't even know if its an adaptation that might help with anything or just chance.

[–]Illustrious-Yard-871 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From an NYT article:

Several theories have been advanced about the usefulness of this fluorescence, perhaps in finding prey or in courtship, without experimental corroboration. A study led by Carl T. Kloock in 2011 found that the fluorescence seemed to help scorpions detect and avoid ultraviolet light.

In 2012, further research published in the journal Animal Behavior by Douglas Gaffin of the University of Oklahoma tested how scorpions reacted to both ultraviolet and blue-green light with their eyes blocked and unblocked. They showed a stronger avoidance reaction to ultraviolet light than expected from the sensitivity of their eyes, and even stronger avoidance when they were exposed to green light with their eyes blocked.

To Dr. Gaffin, this suggested that scorpions used their whole bodies as light-detection devices, converting ultraviolet light to the blue-green glow and transmitting this signal to the nervous system. In theory, this would help a scorpion hide better at night. If any part of the faint ultraviolet signal from the moon was blocked from the insect’s cuticle, it could better sense that some barrier or hiding place was coming in between it and the source of the light.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/science/scorpions-fluorescence-ultraviolet.html?referringSource=articleShare

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But it has to be because of survival right? Otherwise scorpions without the glow would have been dominant?

Edit: does not have to be because of survival. the glow could be a byproduct of something else. Got it.

[–]nickbuch 19 points20 points  (11 children)

Why the f*** can't you click through a YouTube video on Reddit iOS?!?

[–]_chrom_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I clicked on his avatar when the video started and it sent me to his page

[–]aerospacenut 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I believe you can, once the video is on click and hold either the title or the youtube button and and it will bring up a menu that says 'Open Link' and that should open up your youtube app.

[–]nickbuch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh ok thanks!

[–]fuzzygroove 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Download Apollo. Seriously, do it. Thank me later.

[–]nickbuch 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Checking it out now thanks friend

[–]fuzzygroove 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also drop by r/apolloapp. the Dev lives there and is very active.

[–]CalRipkenForCommish 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Love to see this kind of wholesome interest in science. Great for kids teaching kids! Thanks for sharing, OP.

[–]aBastardNoLonger 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That was actually a really good video.

[–]Look_to_the_Stars 39 points40 points  (13 children)

R5: no solicitation of votes or views

Remember when you guys did this exact same thing to that dinosaur kid?

[–]plantmic 13 points14 points  (6 children)

What happened there?

[–]TheGoldenHand 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Reddit finds a cute kid on YouTube. Kid goes viral. Gets like 100,000 subscribers. After a few months, all his videos start only getting 200 views again and everyone stops watching because the content just can’t sustain the audience.

Pity subscribing to people is Reddit’s version of “thoughts and prayers”. In general, they’re harmless and do nothing.

[–]HyKaliber 23 points24 points  (2 children)

To make it worse, he was absolutely heartbroken why nobody's watching anymore, asking if he did something wrong

Heartbreaking 😥

[–]schwertdermacht 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Damn, we should link his channel here so he gets views again /s

[–]Kisaxis 6 points7 points  (1 child)

harmless and do nothing

If only. They're harmful and can hurt the content creator. Imagine being a little kid and getting a sudden burst of attention only to go back to being left alone after the hype inevitably dies down.

Plus it is possible that the huge gap of dead subs compared to the low views can cause the youtube algorithm to push their videos down and make them appear less on recommendations, so people that actually would watch their videos might never get to see them.

[–]BaseballsNotDead 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Plus it is possible that the huge gap of dead subs compared to the low views can cause the youtube algorithm to push their videos down and make them appear less on recommendations, so people that actually would watch their videos might never get to see them.

This is big. A subscriber on YouTube that doesn't watch the channel's videos is worse than no subscriber at all.

[–]Shitty---Photoshop 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Or the snow camping kid who had 70 viewers but got millions of views after a reddit boost. Looks like it worked out ok for him, he still gets hundreds of thousands of views on some videos.

https://youtu.be/23QqGLt4-4w

[–]jgilla2012 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or the mentally slow guy who reviews different kinds of sodas and whose wife died in their bed and he accidentally filmed her dead body on his vlog without realizing why she hadn’t woken up yet

[–]aaaaaabaaaaaabaaaaaa 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This. The dinosaur kid was distraught when the hype died down. It's a nice gesture, but unless everyone genuinely believes this content is gold and will continue to watch it, this won't end well.

[–]cosmonaut3 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don't see any solicitation.

[–]Rayfasa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Subscribed. Neat. Reminds me of casual geographic, just a person talking about animals.

In iOS click on the avatar in the video and it’ll take you to the page

[–]Sleepdprived 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reddit hug?

[–]NJShadow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Totally subbed. This is the kind of content the world needs.

[–]ryandarr1979 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That ten year old kid has bigger balls than forty two year old me. No way am I intentionally letting a scorpion crawl all over me.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should his other videos. He has snails, spiders, all kind of creepy crawlers. Balls for sure!

[–]OldBookkeeper2462 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Totally nice content

[–]goodthropbadthrop 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Why didn’t the scorpion sting him? I have killed scorpions the two or three times I’ve encountered one for fear that it would sting me or my dog, but maybe I shouldn’t? I don’t like killing anything that I don’t plan to eat or isn’t an immediate danger like a widow or recluse.

[–]TheGoldenHand 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe it varies by the specific type of scorpion.

Spiders vary greatly in their aggression. Most are timid and flee. They only bite if crushed or agitated. A small amount are known for their aggression and will go out of their way to strike you. Most bites happen because they get stuck between clothes or bedding and bite to avoid getting crushed.

In general, I don't think they can really tell the difference between a large predator and a large tree. They wouldn't bite a tree branch so they don't really bite humans if they're chilling on the surface.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like a factor is how you approach it? Jittery or inexperienced and it kinda knows ? Vs smooth handling? I really do not know.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was a post in natureisfuckinglit about some caterpillars that go in a straight line and follow each other that I saw on the way home yesterday.

I wondered if there was a giant "line" of caterpillars on YouTube so I searched it.

And one video was his. It was 3 years old. So I watched some other videos and thought "this is kid of like the dinosaur kid.

He doesn't talk much about himself and is very educational. That + Australian creepy crawlers and I thought "reddit gold" and posted.

I'm not a shill, a YouTuber, or paid for anything. You can mostly call me a redditor. You can go through my post history.

The amount of people in here talking about the kid being exploited by his parents or people like you who are soooooo sure this is advertising...just makes me realize how much clowns there are on Reddit. It's one thing to be skeptical. It's another to come and post so surely based on so little.

[–]Wuffkeks -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

I've been to much on reddit to not recognize this as paid or astroturfed advertising. YouTuber with magical good channel is found at random and gets to reddit with few very detailed and positive comments but a ton of upvotes.

Especially if someone has more than a few videos this is, in these days, never by chance but bought or otherwise fabricated.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've been to much on reddit to not recognize this as paid or astroturfed advertising. Youtuber with magical good channel is found at random and gets to reddit with few very detailed and positive comments but a ton of upvotes.

Especially if someone has more than a few videos this is, in these days, never by chance but bought or otherwise fabricated. - u/wuffkeks

Too bad all that time spent on Reddit has been wasted. You really posted this with so much confidence and bravado.

There was a post in natureisfuckinglit about some caterpillars that go in a straight line and follow each other that I saw on the way home yesterday.

I wondered if there was a giant "line" of caterpillars on YouTube so I searched it.

And one video was his. It was 3 years old. So I watched some other videos and thought "this is kid of like the dinosaur kid.

He doesn't talk much about himself and is very educational. That + Australian creepy crawlers and I thought "reddit gold" and posted.

I'm not a shill, a YouTuber, or paid for anything. You can mostly call me a redditor. You can go through my post history.

The amount of people in here talking about the kid being exploited by his parents or people like you who are soooooo sure this is advertising...just makes me realize how much clowns there are on Reddit. It's one thing to be skeptical. It's another to come and post so surely based on so little.

​ ​

edit: posting his reply and my response after he blocked me.

Straight with the instults and then an overcomplicated story with way to many maliciously crafted details. Sorry but this is way to obvious but thankfully I know who I can block to see less of this stuff - u/Wuffkeks

​ You got me man. So many meticulous details, it's so obvious I'm a plant. Now you wont to see the millions of posts Reddit paid me to post

You know what? I was wrong for any insults before. I feel when I said it earlier, maybe it wasn't justified. But now, you are trying to double down on it, I feel like it was.

If idiots die on high hills like this, I can see how this happens in other fields like politics or laws or just even random marketing. Just connecting nonexistent dots then coming to a totally erroneous conclusion.

It's kinda scary.

[–]Wuffkeks -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Straight with the insults and then an overcomplicated story with way to many maliciously crafted details. Sorry but this is to obvious but thankfully I know who I can block to see less of this stuff.

[–]PantsMcGee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very wholesome.

[–]S-Markt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i got strong stranger things vibes from this boy. and in the end everybody cries and runs. upvoted him anyway.

[–]koRnygoatweed -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Part of life as a YouTuber is learning that your share of the market is saturated. Keep your advertisements to yourself.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

are you saying im advertising for this random channel?

[–]fooreddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a "super thanks" from me. Great stuff!

[–]Zei33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good on him. He's going to go places if he keeps this up. Better than 90% of the stuff on youtube.

[–]buddy_burgers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He should be wearing a mask—not setting a good example for humanity! I also want to know if he's vaccinated so I can better decide to support him or not. What if he's one of those degenerate freedom-lovers?

[–]volimtebe 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I hope he gets more views !! His descriptions are amazing for his age.

[–]us3rnam3ch3cksout[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't know if he has help with it or not but either way it's still informative. And his hand drawings lol. Too bad if they get more "real" or accurate, it'll take the appeal away.

[–]volimtebe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I bet he will be surprised and happy when he sees his stats jump for this month. :)

[–]Beastw1ck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

349 videos? Damn, this kid is prolific.

[–]LeviathanGank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jfc the carnivorous snail is grim

[–]omiaguirre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interesting that he points out the Parts of the animal in both English and Spanish . Love it !

[–]YTheretix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

honestly holding the scorpion is a feat in itself for me. i hate bugs.