Apr 25, 2014

GIFs That Will Teach You Something about the World (23 gifs)

By on Friday, April 25, 2014

This is how a beanstalk finds support:

This is what it looks like when you throw boiling water out a window at -41°C:

This is how a ladybug flies:

This is how dogs drink water:

This is how Pop-Tarts are made:

This is what a cracked egg looks like underwater:

This is what a star being devoured by a black hole looks like:

When a cheetah runs, it quickly rotates its tail to cancel rotational inertia and minimize torque:

Flying snakes exist. They’re know as chrysopelea:

Here’s how ants walk:

This is how a spring falls:

This is what it looks like during an arctic summer, when the sun does not set:

Here’s the Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) demonstrated visibly:

This is how small Earth is compared to the largest known star:

This is how a key works:

This might be how the statues on Easter Island got to where they ended up:

This is how the human face develops in the womb:

This is how chains are made:

This is what snake venom does to blood:

You can do this with your computer:

Some octopuses are really good at camouflage:

Sulphur hexafluoride is much denser than air:

And this is a GREAT example of linear momentum to angular momentum transition:


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