There isn’t any feeling quite like the satisfaction when you completely and totally get how something works. Like the machine that makes paper clips. Or chefs hard at work making soan papdi. But watching how they’re made, that’s a whole other level of emotion. Monday morning may not give people the best of feelings, but we’re hoping these gifs of how things work, will ease that away. Here you go.
1. This is how zippers work.
2. This is how paper clips are made.
3. Ever wondered how all those under water cables are set?
4. This is how Pringles are made.
5. How the tumblers of a lock and key work
6. What it looks like when we swallow.
7. The making of soan papdi.
8. This is how a sewing machine works
9. And this is how camouflage is applied to a helmet
10. You’ve seen ants walk, but have you really wondered how they do it?
11. Here’s how dogs drink water.
12. This? Oh, just a Ralph Lauren button engraved by laser.
13. That’s how you make matchsticks.
14. And yes, we will answer that question that has obviously been plaguing all of us. How are forks made?
15. So that’s where the ladybug’s wings come from!
16. That’s what a violin’s strings look like when it’s played.
17. Yep. That’s how ice cream sandwiches are made.