25 GIFs that explain how things work

25 GIFs that explain how things work

June 12, 2019 By alberto

    Ever wonder how a zipper works, or how a crocodile can jump straight up out of the water, or how a dog can lap up water while standing up?  These are some of the most important questions facing humanity – no doubt.  Here are a collection of 25 animated GIFs that explain how things work…  from zippers to spiders; violins to plate tectonics; and braces to dandelions;  and more.

    How a zipper works

    How a zipper works

     

    How the gladiator spider hunts

    How the gladiator hunts

     

    How a violin string makes sound

    How a violin works

     

    How the continents have moved over time

    How plate tectonics created the continents

     

    How a crocodile jumps out of the water

    How a crocodile jumps out of the water

     

    How a lock and key works

    how a lock and key works

     

    How an ant walks

    how an ant walks

     

    How a ladybug takes off and flies

    How a ladybug takes off and flies

     

    What happens when we swallow

    What happens when we swallow

     

    How a sewing machine works

    How a sewing machine works

    How camouflage can be applied to a helmet

    how camouflage is applied to a helmet

     

    How particles move on a wave in a liquid

    How a point on a wave moves

     

    How vines find support

    How vines find support

     

    What happens when a slinky is dropped

    What happens when a slinky is dropped

     

    How braces work over time

    How braces work (timelapse)

     

    How underwater cables are laid

    How underwater cables are laid

     

    How corn pops

    How corn pops

     

    How the Pythagorean theorem works

    how the Pythagorean theorem works

     

    How the face develops in the womb

    how the face develops in the womb

     

    How a dandelion grows

    how a dandelion grows timelapse

     

    How to visualize and explain the value of pi

    how to vizualize and explain the value of pi

     

    How a trumpet works

    How a trumpet works

     

    How a cheetah runs and uses its tail for stability

    how a cheetah runs and uses its tail

     

    How a dog drinks water

    How a dog drinks water

     

    How a debilitating fear of the ocean develops

    How a sea monster catches its prey...

     

     

    Sources:  Gifsforum.com; SenorGif.com; Dayleak.com; Gifbin.com; UltraSlo.com; Mental Floss; FreeYork.