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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: Con an Electronic Parking Meter into Unlimited Parking

Need to save a few quarters for laundry? Then skip paying at the parking meter when you're out and about. The video below will show you how to con your way out giving up your hard-earned coins at a city parking meter. With this trick, you'll get unlimited time. It works by simply holding a quarter in the slot for a long, long time. This will create an error in the electronic parking meter system, causing an "out of order" sign to appear, which means... free parking!

How To: Open an envelope secretly so no one finds out

Opening someone else's mail without permission is a felony offense, but if you really need to read someone else's mail and don't want them to know about it, watch this video. It will show you how to open an envelope and reseal it secretly, protecting you from anger and legal action.

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 a math test with a sticker

This video will show students how to cheat on a test using a sticker on which you will write the information that you will need. You should use any sticker where you can write all the information that you will need. Write as necessary in order to put all the information in one place. After you have written the information that you want, stick it on your leg above your ankle under the leg of your pants. in order to get the information to cheat during the test, simply sit with your leg on top o...

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: 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: 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: Flaw in Hilton's Rewards Program Allows You to Achieve Instant HHonors Gold Status for Free

Are you constantly traveling? Well, as a Hilton HHonors member, you can enjoy special treatment at all of their hotels and resorts. It's free to register, but the difficulty lies in climbing up their membership level. To reach Gold elite status, Hilton HHonors requires that you have a minimum of 20 stays, 40 nights, or 75,000 base points—all in one year. While this may very will be easily attainable for those with jobs that revolve around traveling, it's almost damn near impossible for the re...

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: 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...

News: "How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords"- The Art of Cracking

Lifehacker posts an article on the art of cracking weak passwords, courtesy of Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides. Pozadzides certainly knows a thing or two about password logic. (Note: this information is not intended to hack into accounts, but rather to protect you from using weak passwords).

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: Crack open a Dudley combination lock

Alright, there are lots of videos out there dealing with Master combination locks, but this how-to video will show you how to open a Dudley combination lock. These locks are commonly used in schools, so you've likely seen one there. This method opens the lock permanently, meaning you won't be able to close it afterward. You'll need a flat head screwdriver and a little patience. The method involves prying off the style, allowing you to get to the insides of the lock. After that, you'll be push...

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: 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: Win money on a losing dog race ticket

In this gambling con video, con man Derren Brown helps a guy win money on a losing dog racing ticket twice. If you look and listen carefully, you will be able to work out how exactly this works, and you will be winning money on losing dog track tickets in no time. Win money on a losing dog race ticket - Part 1 of 2.