Look at These 10 GIFs and You Might Actually Learn Something

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Look at These 10 GIFs and You Might Actually Learn Something
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GIFs are more than just entertaining animated loops; they can actually teach us tons of quick and interesting facts.

Think about the old textbooks most of us grew up with in the classroom. Each chapter's stock photos helped a little, but visual learners would benefit even more from quick animations. In other words, GIFs could be especially useful in scientific and medical fields.

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Instead of exclusively bookmarking amusing GIFs, take a look at these loops and learn something new. Or if you're a know-it-all, brush up on your knowledge.

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1. How a Light Bulb Burns Out

GIF courtesy of Reddit

2. Scale of the Universe

GIF courtesy of Reddit

3. History of the Alphabet

GIF courtesy of Reddit

4. Formation of a Human Face

GIF courtesy of Reddit

5. U.S. History

GIF courtesy of Reddit

6. Light Refraction

GIF courtesy of Reddit

7. MRI Scan of Broccoli

GIF courtesy of Inside Insides

8. Bullet in Slow Motion

GIF courtesy of Reddit

9. Heart Murmur

GIF courtesy of Reddit

10. Manual Transmission Mechanics

GIF courtesy of Reddit

11. How a Key Works

GIF courtesy of Soup von DeLima

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