How does our world really work?
Thanks to these GIFs, that's a question you no longer need to lose sleep over. We've found you all sorts of informative GIFs documenting the intriguing realities behind many of life's common mysteries.
From how washing machines really clean your whites to how Slinkies slink — we're opening black boxes left and right, y'all!
How Keys Open Locks
via: Educational GIFsGreat. And then how do you do it with bobby pins? Asking for a friend.
How Zippers Zip
via: Educational GIFsThe zips go zipping one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
How To Make Rotini Pasta
via: Educational GIFsHow much pasta is too much pasta? Also asking for a friend.
How Dogs Drink
via: Educational GIFsWell hot dog! That's cool.
How Slinkies Slink
via: Educational GIFsHey, childhood. Missed you, boo.
How Sewing Machines Sew
via: Educational GIFsBut threading the machine prior to this stage? That's a whole different ball game.
How Chains Link Together
via: Educational GIFsMan, that's wicked mesmerizing.
How To Make Pop-Tarts
via: Educational GIFsI'm getting jittery just watching this. SUGAR!!!
via: Educational GIFsThanks to GIFs, Middle School geometry finally makes sense.
How Fans Oscillate
via: Educational GIFsAlso known as, how I survive Los Angeles heat waves.
How To Make Gold Chains
via: Educational GIFsAlright, boyfriend, focus up!
How Big Bird Walks
via: Educational GIFsSunny day, sweepin' the childhood suspensions of belief away.
How Ants Walk
via: Educational GIFsAnyone else watch this one and think, "But what if they MOONWALKED?!"
How Ice Cream Gets Sandwiched
via: Educational GIFsNot pictured: Me positioned mouth-first at that end of this conveyor belt. No shame.
How Pretzels Come To Life
via: Educational GIFsTotally twisted. Ok, now I'm ready for beer.
How Boats Pass Through the Panama Canal
via: Educational GIFsCan you believe that this little canal shaves 8,000 miles off voyages? Hello, Waze of waterway shipping!
How To Expertly Parallel Park
via: ImgurI feel like this is the type of lesson you could watch a million times on video and not understand, but spend one afternoon in the car with your anxious mother screaming, "I SAID TO THE LEFT!" and BAM. Lesson learned.
How Spiders Catch Prey
How Swallowing Works
How Braces Rearrange Your Teeth
How Popcorn Pops
How Seahorses Give Birth
via: Educational GIFsAnd that's the dad too, in case your mind wasn't sufficiently blown.
How Moms Grow Babies
via: Educational GIFsMove out of the way, organs! There's a new cool kid in town.
How The Arctic Stays Light All Summer Long
via: Educational GIFsAaaaand I'm dizzy.