30 GIFs That Explain The World Around Us

Published March 3, 2014
Updated January 17, 2018

How Bullets Work

GIFs Slow Motion Bullets

Often composed of lead or iron, it’s the amount of a bullet’s kinetic energy that greatly determines how bad the damage will be. In other words, the larger and heavier the bullet, the greater damage the shooter will reap on the target.

The New York Times’ Coverage Of The 1996 Election

GIFs 1996 Election Crossword

While Bob Dole saw his presidential ambitions die that night in November 1996, the New York Times made sure that regardless of the election’s outcome, its readers would be able to “win”.

The Evolution Of The British Empire

GIFs That Explain The World British Empire Evolution

At its height in 1922, the British Empire controlled nearly a quarter of the world’s land and boasted nearly one fifth of the world’s population (458 million people) under its control.

How China’s Borders Evolved

GIFs China Borders

Bordering 14 sovereign states, China ties with Russia in terms of international borders. It takes home the prize for longest land border in the world: China’s stands at an imposing 13,743 miles.

The Evolution Of European Countries

GIFs Evolution European Countries

Thanks to this GIF, the Old Continent has never seemed so lively.

The Origins And Evolution Of The English Alphabet

GIFs Evolution English Alphabet

Convening the Anglo-Saxon futhorc runic alphabet with Latin script, the English alphabet has evolved along with war, conquests and political deceits.