17 more GIFs that explain how things work

17 more GIFs that explain how things work

October 5, 2019 By Laura

    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