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How To: Pick a lock with a safety pin

In this step by step video, you will learn how to pick a lock with a home made tension wrench and a modified safety pin or bobby pin. This lock picking technique is actually pretty simple but may take a bit of practice before you can pick a lock in 30 seconds or less; so if you can't figure it out right away keep practicing and one day you will get it. This method can take a little while with some clever maneuvering, but you should be able to get it if you follow the instructions in the 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: Pick a Master Lock with a paperclip

In this video the viewers are shown how to pick a Master lock. He starts off by telling his viewers what items they need to start. A tension wrench is made from a pen cap and a pick from his sister's bobby pin. He then demonstrates how to successfully pick the lock. He also suggests another tool you can use, a common household item - a paper clip! After that he shows how easily he is able to pick the lock with the paper clip as well. He explains at the end that Master locks are one of the har...

How To: Pick a Masterlock 130

Here is tutorial lock picking video on how to open a lock without key. The lock opened in this video is a Master lock nr 130, The tools used to pick this lock are a tension wrench and a finger.

How To: Cheat on a test using a Band-Aid

In this tutorial we learn how to cheat on a test using a Band-Aid. First, go on your computer and type out the answers and information that you need. After this, you will need to shrink down the size of the font until it's really tiny, but you can still read it. After this, you will print it out and cut it out around the edges. From here you can do one of two things. The first option is to roll the paper up and put it inside your pen and then take it out to use on your test. The second way is...

How To: Cheat on a test using a rubberband

In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a test using a rubber band. If you're desperate to pass a test, using a rubber band may just be your answer. First, you will just grab a simple old rubber band and wrap it around a VHS tape to help stretch it out. Then, grab a pen and start to write! Write down the information you need for your test around the rubber band. From here, you will be able to put the rubber band around your wrist or hand and use it for your test! This can mix in with your ...

How To: Wake someone up with a firecracker prank

Firecrackers are one of the greatest noisemaking implements ever conceived, and have formed the basis of great pranks for generations. This video will show you how to pull arguably the most classic firecracker prank of all, the firecracker wakeup call. All you do is put firecrackers in a pot (for safety) near a sleeping person and light 'em off. Hilarious, but dangerous. Be careful, for Pete's sake.

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: Print counterfeit money

Did you know that as a deterrent to counterfeiting Photoshop will NOT print any images that look like money? Here's a way to work around that using Photoshop and Adobe Imageready. Follow along with this con how-to video to learn the a trick to printing counterfeit money.

How To: Hack a Candy Machine with a Paper Coin

Craving candy but have no change? Then listen closely to this hack. This con how-to video shows you how to hack a candy machine by creating fake quarters. This hack trick should also work on parking meters. Never pay for candy or meters again. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to hack a candy machine with a paper coin or cardboard.

How To: Find the numbers to open a combination pad

Forgot or lost the combination to a suitcase? Instead of prying open or picking the lock of a basic combination pad, find the numbers and recover the combination without ruining the lock with the trick tip in this instructional video. Don't suffer from a bad memory ever again, or for the more devious minded, break into that briefcase you've been eying. Learn how to recover the combination of a suitcase by watching this how-to pull a con video tutorial.

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: Get a Free Soft Drink from a Vending Machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to get a free soft drink from a vending machine. First, you will need to find one of those old vending machines, not one of the new and high tech ones. From here, you will need to sit down and lift the hatch up from the machine. Then, reach up into the machine and find a soda. Once you get your hands on one, pull the pop from out of the machine. You should have relatively small hands and longer arms to be able to do this successfully. Once finished, drink your s...

How To: Open any cylindrical bike lock in 30 seconds or less

This hacking how-to video focuses on the art of lock picking in less than half a minute. It will teach you the mechanics of cylindrical lock so that you will be able to take advantage of the lock's poor design without any lockpick skills. Follow along with this hack tutorial to learn how to open any cylindrical bike lock in thirty seconds or less. Open any cylindrical bike lock in 30 seconds or less.