We’ve already used GIFs to explain how things work:  like how a lock and key works, how zippers work, and how sewing machines work.  But now we’ve got 17 more GIF explainers.  Ever wonder how a massive cruise ship is launched, and how it makes it through the Panama Canal?  Ever wonder how a gun or grenade fires?  What about Big Bird’s suit?

Look no further, it’s all here:

How a ship is launched

How a cruise ship is launched

 

How a ship goes through the Panama Canal

How ships go through the panama canal

 

How the solar system moves through space

How the solar system moves through space

 

How a sawfish cuts things up

How a sawfish cuts things up

 

How Big Bird’s costume works

How Big Bird's costume works

How kneecaps work

How kneecaps work

 

How coin sorting works

How coin sorting works

 

How a baby grows in the womb

How a baby grows in the womb

 

How a gun works

How a gun works

 

How a grenade works

How a grenade works

 

How a puffer fish deflates

How a puffer fish deflates

 

How the valve in a tire works

How the valve in a tire works

 

How to parallel park

How to parallel park

 

How a pine code expands

How a pine code expands

 

What WIFI distributes in a room

What WIFI distributes in a room

 

How a rotary engine works

How a rotary engine works

 

How an oscillating fan works

How an oscillating fan works

 

How a vending machine detects fake coins (not a GIF though, sorry)

 

But wait, there’s more –  25 more!

25 GIFs that explain how things work