Science, Now + Beyond

17 GIFs that explain the weird things in this world

Watch and learn. Or just watch.

1. You can relight a candle from its smokey vapor trail:

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2. This is what happens when you put soy sauce on a dead cuttlefish:

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3. The craziness of hydrophobic sand in water:

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4. Dry ice and dish soap together make a spooky smoke bubble:

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5. This is how a vine finds something to hold on to while it grows:

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6. When a star gets sucked into a black hole:

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7. How the human face develops in the womb:

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8. This is what happens when you throw boiling water in below freezing temperatures:

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9. This is how dogs actually drink water:

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10. An octopus can hide itself much better than you ever thought:

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11. This is how chains are made:

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12. What a water balloon popping looks like:

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13. This is how a slinky falls:

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14. An egg underwater keeps its shape (so why are they so hard to poach!?):

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15. There are such things as flying snakes:

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16. What a day looks like without a sunset in the Arctic summertime:

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17. This is how keys work:

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Is your mind blown?

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