18 Gifs That Explain How Things Work [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Misc


How a zipper works



How a trumpet works



How a pill press works



How circle strafing works



How a knight in chess can visit every square once works



How a tesseract (4D cube) works



How a "sun and planet gear" works



How pi works (Mmmm pie)



How a locomotive engine works



How a caliper works



How a constant velocity joint works



How pythagorean theorem works



How a radial engine works



How a second hand (in a clock) works



How a hypotrochoid works



How a Wankel engine works



How a sewing machine works



(Not related but sort of is) How the New York Times crossword before the 1996 election worked






Ah, so that"s how it works....seems simple, right?
There are 21 comments:
Male 2,862
The crossword is utter genius.
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Male 369
Wankel Engine. *giggle*
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Female 349
Radial engines are sexy.
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Male 3,645
I`m going to expand on the trumpet:
The trumpet is basically a tube with pistons to redirect the airflow, making the tube longer. The longer the tube, the the lower the pitch. Hence why the 4.5 foot trumpet plays higher than the 18 foot tuba.
The tubes coming out of the valve casing are such that the second valve lowers the pitch by a half tone (minor second), the first lowers it by a whole tone (major second), and the the third a whole tone and a half (minor third). Any instruments with a fourth valve, have it lowered by two whole tones and a half (perfect fourth).
The first valve tube is double the size of the second`s, and the third is the length of the first and the second combined, or three times the size of the second`s. The fourth is the length of the the first`s and the third`s combined, or five times the length of the second`s.
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Male 1,016
Chess knights moves is known as " The Knight`s Tour"
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Female 1,803
"People didn`t know how a caliper works?"

I get the 2.4 number but is it .07 because that`s the only line that lines up with another line? Kind of reminds me of a slide rule.
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Male 14,331
How a 1911 works....
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Male 5,872
#4 How circle strafing works reminds me of this:

strafingPopeye on training ship

Skip to 4:40 to see circle strafing
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Male 977
Chess knight and sewing machine are winners.
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Male 488
What is circle strafing trying to show? Is it saying that the person outside will always hit, and the person inside will always miss? What are the implications or practical applications of this?
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Male 5,872
Interesting showing the hypotrochoid before the wankel engine which is an epitrochoid.
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Male 2,551
People didn`t know how a caliper works?
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Male 314
Huh, somebody found the animations section of Wikipedia.
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Male 296
But... but Bill O`Reilly told me you can`t explain that... O_o
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Female 6,381
Thanks, Poop. I knew it was a Geneva drive but you clearly know way more than I do from there! 8-)
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Male 39,883

Are there people out there who did not know how a zipper works?
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Male 2,440
The "How a second hand (in a clock) works" GIF is incorrect. In a mechanical clock, if it has a second hand, it is simply the escapement wheel. The minute and hour hands turn due to a gear train which originate from the escapement wheel, not the other way around as presented in the GIF, which is actually a Geneva drive.
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Male 2,145
Mongo like pie
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Male 3,445
The radial engine looks dirty.
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Male 40,728
Nice! The 1996 crossword was back when humans still made them, now it`s ALL done by computers...

It freaked people out when the NYT did it :-)
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Female 8,043
Link: 18 Gifs That Explain How Things Work [Pic] [Rate Link] - Ah, so that`s how it works....seems simple, right?
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