15 Astonishing GIFs Showing How Things Really Work

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The world is in amazing place with such an incredible amount of life, technology, and physics that we don't often get a chance to stop and appreciate the subtle beauty of it all.

Relatively Interesting recently compiled a list of GIFs showing how different things work — ranging from natural phenomena to man-made inventions. We've gathered some of our favorites here, but be warned: you may never look at the world around you the same way ever again.

1. Visual explanation of the Pythagorean Theorem, showing how a squared plus b squared equals c squared.

http://gph.is/1kyYYcA


2. Time-lapse of a growing vine looking for support. It looks like an alien!

http://gph.is/1ymnwGM

3. It's amazing that ants don't constantly trip over their legs while walking.

http://gph.is/1CGWCeE

4. Standard locks have so much going on inside!

http://giphy.com/gifs/interesting-around-explain-OTnDHCCFNZHwc


5. Gorgeous time-lapse of how a dandelion spreads its seeds.

http://i.giphy.com/Jv3PHdhZt5WlW.gif

6. This time-lapse of braces on teeth shows how dynamic the human mouth can be!

http://gph.is/1tJwpcM

7. So THIS is how sewing machines actually work?!


8. Slow-mo of vibrating violin string.

http://gph.is/1uO3TbO

9. How the continents have shifted throughout Earth's history

http://gph.is/16MpC4p

10. How a zipper works

http://gph.is/1pQUM5f

11. How a single kernel of popcorn becomes a delicious treat.

http://gph.is/1iv0QMG

12. Crocodiles use a lot of power to propel themselves out of the water!

http://gph.is/1g3W2Ne

13. The physics of dropping a Slinky ... amazing!

http://gph.is/13BFMek

14. Watching dogs lap up water is INSANE.

http://gph.is/18VrEyZ

15. Embryonic development of the human face


http://gph.is/19uhhSW
This post was written by Usman Abrar. To contact the writer write to iamusamn93@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook

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