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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: Crack a Master Lock No5 Padlock with a soda can shim

Here is a short instructional video describing the weakness of large Master brand locks. See how to crack a Master Lock #5 with a soda can shim. It is so easy to hack and crack open almost any type of lock if you know its weaknesses. The only tool you really need to open a lock is an aluminum can shim made from a soda can. Check out this how-to video and embark on your new career in delinquency.

How To: Bypass a master lock number 175

Check out this instructional con video that demonstrates how to bypass a master lock number 17 in this locking picking tutorial. This technique will work on both old nad new combination locks. They all use the same mechanism. Learn how to bypass a master lock number 175 with this tutorial con video. Start picking locks like a pro!

How To: Make a clear cheat sheet for a test

In this video we learn how to make a clear cheat sheet for a test. If you're in a time crunch and need to ace a test, this is a great option to cheat. First, you will print out what you need to know on a piece of white paper. From here, take some clear packing tape and tape it over the information on the paper. After this, dip the paper into water and cut it out into sections. Next, you will peel the paper back from the tape and you will be able to see the print on the tape! Use this with a t...

How To: Get Free Drinks from a Vending Machine

Thirsty? Forgot your wallet? Well if you have one arm, you will be able to get a drink from a vending machine for free anytime you want! Well only if you can find the type of vending machine shown in the video. Watch this conning how-to video to see how easy it is to con a soda vending machine to get a free drink.

How To: Pick a lock using household items

If you are into lockpicking but don't have a ton of supplies, check out this video to learn how to lockpick with merely a bobby pin and a pen. With a bit of pressure you should be able to get all of the pins up and open the lock. If you don't get it as fast as the person in the video, keep at it. It may take longer depending on the lock!

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: 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: Hack a British Vending Machine Using Tinfoil

Stuck in the middle of London with only 1p in your pocket? If you're hungry, have lost your "A to Z" and need to know how to get free goodies out of a British vending machine, check this out! In this video, you will learn how to take a 1 pence coin, wrap it in tin foil and trick the machine into thinking you've paid full price. This hack most likely works in the USA as well, as long as you get the right sized coin. Good luck!

How To: Pick Masterlocks No.1 and No.3

This tutorial video will teach you to pick Master locks number 01 and number 03. This is great for anyone looking to loot some toilet paper or sneak into the sewers. Just remember, it's illegal to steal. (Even though lock picking is fun.)

How To: Make a compact cheat sheet for a test

In this video, we learn how to make a compact cheat sheet for a test. First, grab a sheet of copy paper and fold a rectangle into the bottom and make a crease. Next, do this once more, and on the other side as well. Then, tear the paper where the crease was made and fold the strip into a small booklet. Next, use a stapler to staple the side of all the papers together. Next, you can write in all the answers and questions that will help you cheat on your test. Hold this in the palm of your hand...

How To: Pick a door lock with homemade tool

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a door lock with a homemade tool. This tool is made with a hacksaw blade. First, take a locked door knob and try to open it. If you can't stick a pin in the bottom of the knob, then push the saw into the middle of the lock as you are turning it. Continue to do this in a fast motion, making sure not to slip and cut your hands. Within a few minutes, the door knob will come unlocked and you will be able to open the door and go into the other room!

How To: Hide a pot stash in a Playstation video game console

This is a nifty little place to hide your marijuana, drugs, keys or treasure map. Hide anything you don't want someone to find by opening up the Playstation 2 and hiding things in the HD slot. It's totally covert. Caution, it's not smell-proof, so don't hide anything drug dogs could sniff out.

How To: Hack a Monster soda can to stash a beer bottle

In this tutorial, learn how to hack a can of Monster - or any large soda can - to stash a bottle. This is great if you are drinking a beer in public when you aren't allowed or if you'd just rather no one knew what kind of embarrassing beverage you are actually consuming. Follow along with the clip and learn exactly how to disassemble a simple can and use it as a cover for any bottle that will fit inside.

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: Pick a 5 pin padlock with homemade tools

I'm going to show you how to pick a 5 pin padlock with a normal paperclip in this lock picking tutorial. Use a homemade tension wrench and homemade pick using a paperclip. First, take your tension wrench and put it in the bottom of the lock. You will need to keep pressure on it until the lock is picked. Then put the paperclip in the upper part of the lock. Just mess with the pins until the lock opens.

How To: Do the hot seat card trick

Brian Brushwood teaches you how to do the hot seat card trick. You need a regular deck of cards and the 10th card from the top should be the 3 of spades. The spectator chooses a number between 10 and 20. He takes the cards and deals down that amount of cards from the top. Next, add those two digits and deal that amount of cards. There's a piece of paper in plain view the whole time with the card prediction. Write the 3 of spades on the piece of paper using a regular pen. On top of it write 8 ...

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: 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!