20 Animated Gifs that Explain How Things Work

TwistedSifter

 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be priceless! Below you will find a collection of simple and elegant animations that explain how various things work. From geometry to mechanics and everything in between, these animations help educate and explain how the world around us functions.

Through these animations I hope you will have a greater appreciation for the ingenuity of humans and a newfound respect for the great thinkers and inventors throughout history. Enjoy!

 

 

1. How a Zipper Works

Animation by Dominique Toussaint

 

 

2. Illustrating Pi: Unrolling a Circle’s Circumference

Animation by John Reid

 

 

3. How a Pill Press Works

Animation by Jeff Dahl

A tablet press is a mechanical device that compresses powder into tablets of uniform size and weight. A press can be used to manufacture tablets of a wide variety of materials, including…

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