Watch the Amazing Process of Manufacturing an Iconic Eames Shell Chair

When the Eames debuted their now-legendary shell chair in 1950, it became the first mass-produced plastic chair in the world. This wasn't just an aesthetic icon—it was also a wonder of manufacturing and engineering. Now, Herman Miller is giving us a glimpse of how it's made. Read More >>

YouTube's Fun Fibonacci Easter Egg Will Make Maths Nerds Giggle

The Fibonacci number (or sequence, or series) is the mathematical rule that defines the golden spiral, a beautiful growing pattern that appears in many places in nature. It also appears on YouTube when you search "Fibonacci," and it's just silly enough to make us smile. Read More >>

How Animated GIFs Can Teach Us About Computer Science

Animated GIFs are a staple of the internet but you might not realise that their grainy, jerky video can teach us a lot about the compromises that computer scientists everywhere have to make. Read More >>

Apple's Worldwide Retail Takeover in One GIF

Apple opened its first brick-and-mortar store back in 2001, and they've spread to pretty much everywhere since, as you can see in this animated map from Business Insider. Is there anywhere you can go where there isn't an Apple Store nearby? Read More >>

You Can't Steer a Bike in Zero Gravity, Even if the Road's Magnetic

Gravity is the sworn enemy of any cyclist. Succumb to its force while you're on two wheels, and you'll end up bloody and bruised. But like any superhero's nemesis, gravity justifies a bike's very existence, because without it, you'd never be able to steer. Strap on a helmet, this is gonna get weird. Read More >>

These GIFs Will Make You Nostalgic for Your Favourite NES Games

Before the hi-def graphics of modern consoles, there was the Nintendo Entertainment System—a world steeped in glorious 8-bit imagery. These GIFs by New York-based Brother Brain (aka John McGregor) show how the in-game art compared with real world photos. And somehow, the 8-bit versions are still way more fun. Read More >>

Building a Database of Perfect GIFs for Every Human Emotion

Do you want to rule the internet? Better up your GIF game, dude. Here's some help: GIFGIF is an interactive project by two students at the MIT Media Lab that catalogues moving images by emotion. You can hunt for—and find!—a looping clip for every nuanced feeling a human might ever experience. Read More >>

13 GIFs That Will Make You Incredibly Anxious

GIFs are a blast. They can teach you how to knit or learn you some science. They can also make you incredibly anxious. How? Just check these out and you'll see what I mean. Well, after they finish loading. Read More >>

This App Gives You Easy Access to Your Best Reaction GIFs Anytime

There is a perfect GIF for every moment, but spend too much time hunting for it, and the moment is lost. That's why you need GIFwrapped—an iOS app that lets you sync and share your favourite animated GIFs across all your devices. Read More >>

Brutal Scenes From Game Of Thrones Turned Into 8-Bit GIFs

The cultural explosion that is Game of Thrones has spawned countless passion projects: the Wiki of Ice and Fire, heavy metal covers of the intro music, artisanal hair braiding lessons. But these GIFs from classic scenes in the show’s three series, recreated as 8-bit computer art, would have to top the list. Beware: spoilers abound. Read More >>

These GIFs Hide Secret Codes Revealed by a Lenticular Sheet

Prosthetic Knowledge put together this Lenticular Encryption project to show how underlying messages can be snuck into everyone's favourite image format. Read More >>

These Clever GIFs Show the Shimmering Passage of Time

Forget timelapse videos: these mesmerising time-slice GIFs show twinkling views of the passing of time in a series of subtle snatches of the same scene stitched together. Read More >>

9 Great GIFs That Turn Your Favourite Movies Into 8-Bit Masterpieces

Digital artist Dusan Cezek has a great collection of 8-bit style GIFs inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. We're talking The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, and more. You should really check out the whole series, but here are our absolute favourites. Can you name them all? Read More >>

Stare at This Illusion for 10 Seconds to Witness Witchcraft

Your eyes can paint colours onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in this optical illusion for 10 seconds and you'll see the black and white cityscape be transformed; each building will have its own nuanced colour. Magic! Read More >>

Cool 3D Optical Illusion GIFs Make Things Pop-Out of the Screen

Some of these 3D optical illusion GIFs are really really good. Scrat—the sabre-toothed squirrel from Ice Age—achieves the effect the best, in my opinion. Take a look at the full collection below. Read More >>


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