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How To: Do the Land O'Lakes Indian Butter (Boob) Trick

The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here and there since. The legendary packaging is good for two rather nerdy tricks: A) a very trippy optical illusion and B) a very infantile boob illusion.

How To: Pick a luggage lock with a paperclip

Learn how to pick a luggage lock with this lock picking tutorial. You need a baggage lock and a paperclip. Use needlenose pliers to bend the paperclip into a lock pick or a homemade key. Twist your lock pick around until the lock opens. Simple lockpicking tutorial.

How To: Make the best padlock shim out of an aluminum can

The padlocks that secure most of America's high-school lockers are one of the easiest types of locks to open in the world for thieves and other miscreants. The easiest, cheapest way to do so is using a shim. These can be bought online, but why both when you can make one yourself out of an old soda or beer can? This video features a professional lockpicker at a conference explaining exactly how to make your own can shim and use it to open any padlock. You little devil you.

How To: Con a free meal from the drive-thru at McDonald's

Want a free meal at McDonald's restaurant? Forget those money-saving (supposedly) weekly coupons, that's nothing compared to an actual free meal. Coupons won't get you that. But this method of free food, perfect for the freegan or the poor (or maybe just the rude). This would technically be qualified as a prank or con, but hey, you got to eat, right?

How To: Crack the lock on a safe without destroying it or leaving a trace

Safecracking is something that most of us will only come in contact with in the movies, where strange men and women stick their head against safes and twist dials until the safe magically opens. If your interest in gaining entrance to safes that aren't yours goes beyond that, this video will teach you most of what you need to know. It features a prominent lockpicker giving a 30 minutes presentation on non-destructive safecracking techniques.

How To: Make a loud bang sound with a piece of paper

Do you like making loud noises? We do here at Wonderhowto, and this video will show you one easy way to do so using only a standard sheet of printer paper. You just have to fold in a certain way, slam it against a table or other hard surface, and bang! You've made a loud banging noise without having to invest in poppers or anything! You can reuse the same sheet to create further bangs, but the noise level may diminish with repeated banging.

How To: Make a virus that opens your cd-rom drive

This video will help you make a virus that opens your CD-ROM drive. Go to Start menu and select Notepad. A notepad will open. Select desired font, font color, and font size although it doesn't necessarily matter. Type this code, Set oWMP=CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7") Set colCDROMs=oWMP.cdromCollection if colCDROMs. Count=1 then For i=0 to colCDROMs. Count-1 colCDROMs. Item(i). Eject Next ' CD-ROM End if, in your notepad. Put something.vbs as a filename. "Something" meaning any word that you ...

How To: Open a lock using a fork

Have a lock on your bike or shed but you have lost the key? Watch this hacking how-to video and learn the art of picking a lock using a common kitchen utensil. Yes all you need to crack open a lock is a fork for your kitchen drawer. Follow along and see how easy it is to pick any lock with a fork. Open a lock using a fork.

How To: Reseal an opened soda can

A cool prank to play on a friend lies in your fridge... a soda can. Get out your Coke or Pepsi can, or any other soda can, and open it up. Now, wouldn't it be cool if you could close it again, without raising suspicion?

How To: Add LED lights to avoid speed detection while driving

Tired of getting speeding tickets? Not prepared to start driving by the letter of the law? Well, this instructional video shows a way to con the speeding radar. Regular LED lights can be modified with infrared LED bulbs and will avoid speed detection by the police. Learn how to stop getting speeding tickets and avoid police radar detection by adding LED lights by watching this how-to con video.

How To: Make a loud paper banger noisemaker

Making paper bangers / poppers is one of the most fun and annoying (to others) things that you can do with a single sheet of paper. This video will show you how to make one in very copious detail by the standards of other paper bomb videos. It may take some practice to get the banging motion right, but once you do this little banger will be very loud. It's also reusable, so you can use the same one to annoy people for weeks! Or until someone rips it. But then you can just make another one!

How To: Prank a Coworker or Friend by Flipping Their Computer Screen Upside-Down

The perfect way to avoid boredom at work or in the classroom is with a good old-fashioned prank, and this one is for tech-minded. In the video below, you'll see how to change your coworker's (or classmate's) computer screen to be display upside-down, which will totally freak them out when they return from lunch or the restroom. The best part is watching them try to revert it back to normal!

How To: Hack a Vending Machine with a Special Code

JamesKesn teaches you how to hack a vending machine. You must use a very specific machine and an exact combination of button presses. For this it is: far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew, near left Pepsi, far right Mountain Dew. Then far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew. Again, far left Pepsi, near left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew and far right Mountain Dew. This hack will allow you to see the stats, set the price and see error logs.

How To: Undo a door's chain lock from outside with string, yarn or shoelaces

One day, you may find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to undo the chain lock of your home's front door, or somebody else's front door. Maybe someone forgot the unlock it when exiting the back door. Maybe you're grandfather is having a heart attack. Maybe your wife is cheating on you. Whatever the reason, it's fairly simple to break in by undoing the chain lock.

How To: Start your scooter without keys

This is a video tutorial that shows you how to start your scooter when you lost your keys. If you're stealing a scooter, then that's your own fault, this is just to show you how to start your little motorcycle without keys, for emergencies. Now, this video is in a different language, but there's text for you to luck at, so follow along.

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