Reluctant at first, they persist to do the deed inside the house as opposed to outside. Why? Heaven only knows. But as Dan begins to slice the nest with a knife, the two boys become increasingly fascinated just as do we! They then each take a piece and examine it slowly. Dan decides to tease the kids and admits that he’s found a live wasp inside his portion, to which the boys get a massive shock! But what did he find inside?

Check the video below, where you can see Dan dissecting the basketball-sized nest while explaining the ins and outs—after all, the video was done all in the name of science, so a walkthrough is definitely appreciated. Try not to cringe or wince too much, as it is a shuddering experience.

If you’ve been wowed by this video, be sure to like and share it with your curious and science-addicted friends and family!