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How To: Pick a Brinks number lock easily and quickly

If you've forgotten your combination, or for some other reason want to get past a Brinks number lock, this tutorial shows you how to do it. All you need is a bobby pin. Slide the bobby pin down towards the lock wheels. Then spin the wheels slowly, from top to bottom. As you spin each wheel to the correct number, the bobby pin will slide down a little more. And once the bobby pin is all the way down, not only have you unlocked the lock, you've figured out the combination!

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: Beat a dropping claw arcade machine

Go into an arcade or video game and you'll see one of those tricky claw or crane machine. Have you ever seen anyone win on one of those? Probably not. The video demonstrator owns his own claw machine, so he offers up some tips on playing the game! Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to beat a dropping claw or crane arcade game machine.

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: 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: Hack a Pepsi Machine

Learn how to con a vending Pepsi machine and access a secret (but benign) debug menu with this hack how-to video. While this hack won't get you any free soda, you might, at the very least, impress your friends with it. For complete instructions for this simple, pushbutton hack, take a look at this instructional video!

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: Beat an arcade penny slot machine

While any form of gambling is set up to make you lose, there are some tips and tricks, shown in this how-to video, to help even the playing field. Penny arcade slots are a reasonable place to start, as the stakes aren't too high, so neither side (you or the arcade) has that much to lose. Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to beat an arcade penny slot machine.

How To: Unlock a Door with a Credit Card

Uh, oh. You’re at your front door without a key. If you’ve got a credit card, see if you can get it to open the door before you use it to pay for a locksmith. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card. The lock needs to be the right kind of lock & you need to have patience. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card next time you are locked out!

How To: Beat a skill crane claw machine at an arcade

This is a claw machine tutorial. If you've ever tried to win something from one of those pesky arcade skill cranes, then you might possibly find this claw machine tutorial helpful. Watch this conning how-to video and learn how to beat a skill crane or claw arcade game machine.

How To: Lock a deadbolt from the outside with no keys

Do you need to lock the door but don't have the keys? This may happen if you are sharing your keys with someone else, staying at a friend's house, or for a variety of other reasons. Check out this video for a sneaky way to secure that door tight without even sticking a key in the lock.

How To: Pick a master lock number 5 and 3

Check out this instructional conning video that demonstrates how to pick a master lock number 5 and a master lock number 3. Follow the simple instructions outlined in the video and learn to pick master locks. First you're going to need a standard tension wrench, and some type of picking tool. Soon you'll be lock picking like a pro.

How To: Pick a lock using two paperclips

In this video, we learn how to pick a lock using two paperclips. First, take your lock and make sure it's locked. Then, grab two paperclips and open them up using your fingers. Then, take some pliers and bend the end of the paperclip so there is a small angle at the end. Now, stick the bend clip into the top of the lock. Then, take the other paperclip and make a large loop in it. After this, push it into the lock with the other and then twist the clip. Now your lock will become open and you w...

How To: Pick a lock with a hacksaw blade

Can't open a lock because you've lost the keys? Well this conning how-to video will teach you how to crack open a keyed lock with a hacksaw blade.Our host uses a hacksaw blade as his pick. Follow carefully and learn the art of picking locks with a hacksaw blade. Pick a lock with a hacksaw blade.

How To: Buy Alcohol & Prescription Drugs Cheaper at Costco & Other Club Stores Without a Membership

Everybody loves Costco. The low prices, large bulk, and free samples are all just some of the reasons why Costco is such a great wholesale membership club. Their stores are always in tip-top shape and the customer service is great. Even their employees are treated well, making $17 an hour, while their Walmart counterparts make just $12.40 an hour (and that's only if they're full-time). What's not to love?

How To: Cheat on an exam without getting caught

In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on an exam without getting caught. You can use your left hand if you are in a bind and need to cheat quickly. Also, you can use your shoe, causally changing your seating position so you can see the answers taped to the bottom of your shoe easily. Be careful in certain leg cross situations, you won't be able to see the bottom of your shoe. For non-scantron tests, you will need to use a pencil and stay away from the pens. Roll the answers up into the pen ...

How To: Pick a lock with a Swiss army knife

Ever wanted to be just like MacGayver. Well, you can't. And he's not real. But take some consolation in this how-to video. It is really easy to use a Swiss Army knife to open some padlocks. Just insert the thinnest tool into the lock, turn a bit and jiggle up and down. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to break into a lock with just a Swiss Army knife.

How To: Tips and tricks for claw machines

This guy is a master at claw machines! Check out this video to see some tips and tricks to maximize your winning potential for claw machines found in most arcades and other venues. This video covers all topics, from winning prizes to a weak claw, or a claw with a short string. Now you can impress your friends when winning tons of prizes in claw machines!

How To: Easily pick a lock using a bobby pin and paperclip

Did you know that you can pick a padlock using simply a paperclip and bobby pin? All it takes is a little wiggling, tension, and precision, and you should be on your way to opening up a padlock. It's recommended that you only perform this on your own lock as attempting to break into other people's locks is illegal.

How To: Cheat on exams with a hidden coaster

A easy, but effective cheat for exams. You will need a beer mat and a needle. Stick the cheat sheet on the coaster. Then put a pushpin in one corner and stick it under the desk. Now you can pop it up when your teacher isn't watching and slide it under when he is. Fun and easy way to cheat on tests.

How To: Cheat on a math test using a calculator

In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a math test using a calculator. The first way to cheat is to go into your calculator where the programming is. After this, you can type in the information that you need to store into the calculator and then save it to look at later. The other way to cheat is to write down the information that you need on a small piece of paper. After this, tape it to the inside of your graphing calculator on the shell. If a teacher comes by, simply put the calculator...

How To: Snooper-proof your RFID chip loaded wallet

Did you know that malicious people can use scanners to read the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in your credit cards and identification documents and steal your personal information? Learn to protect your personal information from hackers and scammers with this simple method involving aluminum foil.

How To: Pick a cylinder door lock with a wire

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a cylinder door lock with a wire. These types of locks are very easy to get open because they have an easy turn inside to push them. First, take your wire and fashion a loop at the end of it. After you do this, stick it into the door lock and start to play around with it. Move the wire around until you hear and feel where the lock of the door is at. When you find this, you will hear the noise of the lock moving and then it will click when it has opened!

How To: Cheat on a test with a water bottle

Check out this conning how-to video of the classic water bottle cheat sheet. As an homage to some of our favorite tricks, here's an old one that has been around for ages but some of you may not be aware of. In this video we show you how to utilize modern technology to always have your notes in plain view. We will do this by taking a common object that no one will think twice about and altering it to fit our needs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how easy it is to con your teachers into th...

How To: Pick a locked door with a paper clip

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a locked door with a paperclip. First, open up your paperclip and then twist the end of it so it's a spiral shape. Then, scrub over the pins and create a spiral shape with these as well. Try your best to make the shape of the paperclip to look like the unlocking saw. Now, take a tension wrench and force it into the bottom of the lock. Then, stick the paperclip into the top of this and turn upwards several times going quickly. When you hear the lock come ...