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Can you explain the differences between a virus and bacteria? Neither can we. But 5-year-old Anson knows just about all there is to know about the two different microscopic creatures.

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Anson explained just a few of the many differences between viruses and bacteria. Here are just a few of the similarities and differences between the two:


  • Smaller than bacteria
  • Not alive
  • No nucleus
  • Has DNA


  • No nucleus
  • Has DNA
  • Has a flagellum
  • Villi

Anson’s Answers features a 5-year-old genius. He has a college-level grasp on various areas of science, dreams of becoming the president and can speak multiple languages. Did you catch that he’s just 5 years old? Anson has a passion for teaching others and loves to share videos explaining the human body, the laws of physics and his ideas for the future. Grab a seat, because Professor Anson’s class is in session! 

Stay in touch with Anson by following him on Facebook!

Jessica Sooknanan is the Editor of Hot Topics. Hot Topics, a top-rated TV show airing in Atlanta, Charlotte and Orlando, wraps the crazy viral stories of the week. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Georgia and joined the Rare team in 2016.
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