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How Keys Work Explained In One Perfect Animated GIF

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Ever wondered how a key opens a lock? Wonder no more. If this is not one of the best animated GIFs I've ever seen, I don't what is. First, because it taught me something new. And then, because it's so satisfying to see it work. Aaaaaah. Oh yes. [soupThanks Karl!] More »


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copyninja
2912 days ago
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Nice one
India
mintype
2916 days ago
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Ever wonder how a key system works?
pastorwalters
2917 days ago
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Very cool!
Two Rivers, WI
adamgurri
2917 days ago
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This is brilliant.

Older technology is so much more elegant.
New York, NY
Door
2917 days ago
I knew this because of dumb Nancy Drew games, ADAM.
adamgurri
2917 days ago
lol
gazuga
2916 days ago
ADAM.
grammargirl
2917 days ago
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Whoa.
Brooklyn, NY
Courtney
2917 days ago
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hypnotizing
Portland, OR
2917 days ago
whoa
ryanbrazell
2918 days ago
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Quite possibly the best animated GIF I have ever seen.
Richmond, VA
gazuga
2917 days ago
A recent link dive into the mechanics and history of keys didn't help me grok what they actually do. Nows I gets it.
DMack
2917 days ago
The BEST, ryanbrazell? The water-skiing squirrel is rolling over in his grave
gabrielgeraldo
2917 days ago
how can this work from the other side of the lock?