This bizarre treatise on the nature of cereal has to be heard to be believed

Man Eating Cereal with Milk

This video might change the entire way you eat breakfast. But probably not.

YouTube user Michael has an incredibly pressing question concerning a longtime staple of the breakfast table: Is cereal soup?

While adding milk to his cereal with more excitement than is necessary, Michael entertains the possibility that soup may be anything from a salad (with milk as the dressing) to an actual meal (with milk as a mere condiment).

From there, he delves into a full-blown linguistics lesson, discussing at length everything from our reliance on media to the “reduplication” of words.

You would never predict that cereal could launch a man on such a philosophical odyssey.

Screengrab via Vsauce/YouTube

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a former contributor to the Daily Dot whose beats included Reddit, YouTube, and all things WTF. His work has also appeared in Forbes and News.com.au.