These 30 GIFs PERFECTLY Explain Life's Little Mysteries | 22 Words

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!

Happy learning!

How Keys Open Locks

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Great. And then how do you do it with bobby pins? Asking for a friend.

How Zippers Zip

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The zips go zipping one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!

How To Make Rotini Pasta

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How much pasta is too much pasta? Also asking for a friend.

How Dogs Drink

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Well hot dog! That's cool.

How Slinkies Slink

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Hey, childhood. Missed you, boo.

How Sewing Machines Sew

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But threading the machine prior to this stage? That's a whole different ball game.

How Chains Link Together

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Man, that's wicked mesmerizing.

How To Make Pop-Tarts

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I'm getting jittery just watching this. SUGAR!!!

Pi Explained

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Thanks to GIFs, Middle School geometry finally makes sense.

How Fans Oscillate

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Also known as, how I survive Los Angeles heat waves.

How To Make Gold Chains

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Alright, boyfriend, focus up!

How Big Bird Walks

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Sunny day, sweepin' the childhood suspensions of belief away.

How Ants Walk

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Anyone else watch this one and think, "But what if they MOONWALKED?!"

How Ice Cream Gets Sandwiched

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Not pictured: Me positioned mouth-first at that end of this conveyor belt. No shame.

How Pretzels Come To Life

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Totally twisted. Ok, now I'm ready for beer.

How Boats Pass Through the Panama Canal

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Can you believe that this little canal shaves 8,000 miles off voyages? Hello, Waze of waterway shipping!

How To Expertly Parallel Park

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I 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

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Well that's...more terrifying than ever before.

How Swallowing Works

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Nothin' like a X-ray to make coffee look like a sea slug.

How Braces Rearrange Your Teeth

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Presto! She's popular.

How Popcorn Pops

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Olivia Pope? Dinner's ready!

How Seahorses Give Birth

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And that's the dad too, in case your mind wasn't sufficiently blown.

How Moms Grow Babies

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Move out of the way, organs! There's a new cool kid in town.

How The Arctic Stays Light All Summer Long

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Aaaaand I'm dizzy.

How Crocodiles Rise From the Depths

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Shimmy on up there, Croc. Go on with your bad self!

How Dandelions Bloom

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Blooming new wishes left and right! And also allergens.

How the Pythagorean Theorem Works

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Wait...What?

How Vines Climb

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I watch this and exclusively see drunk people on the subway.

How One Particle Moves Along a Wave

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Also, me during rush hour traffic. Life is hard.

How Washing Machines Work

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Take that, Laundromat! No more secrets for you.