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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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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...

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: Force the outcome of a coin toss with a simple trick

Coin flips... every knows about the coin toss, but how do you win at every one? This video will show you how to force the outcome of a coin toss with a simple trick. Actually, there are two tricks that let you decide the outcome of any coin toss. The first trick is a classic gamblers secret, and the second a new con technique.

How To: Perform a simple mind trick with cups

This is a video tutorial in the Pranks and Cons category where you are going to learn how to perform a simple mind trick with cups. For this you will need three cups or any similar articles under which another object can be hidden. You then ask one of your spectators to hide an object under one of the cups while your back is turned towards the cups. Then you turn around and point out the cup under which the object is hidden. The trick is to put an indiscernible mark on one of the cups that on...

How To: Con a Vending Machine & Get 2 Cokes for the Cost of 1

Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to hack a vending machine, giving you two Cokes for the price of one. You and your friends will love this cool vending machine con. Never go thirsty again. Just check out this instructional video and start hacking vending. Machines nowadays are SO smart that they know you haven't received your drink and give your money back. Humans nowadays are SO smart that we can make ourselves not receive drinks we paid for, get our money back, and then b...

How To: Stop Facial Recognition Software from Finding Out Who You Are on Camera

Facial recognition software is being more widely used with every passing day. Your local law enforcement is probably already using it, and it will be even easier for them now that the FBI handed out its own facial recognition software to state authorities. Even the fine folks at Facebook are using this technology. Obviously, this brings up some pretty serious privacy concerns amongst most people, because honestly, who wants to be tracked? Right now, there's not a lot we can do about it being ...

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: Use a fake ID to get into clubs with tips and tricks

The man in the video says there are three major things to be aware of when obtaining and using a fake ID card. The first thing and most important thing is to actually look at the fake ID before you are buying. A regular ID should have a name, date of birth and a photo. Make sure your fake ID has all those before using it. The second thing is to act confident when using it. Don't give out any clues from your expression or body language. Look at the bouncer in the eye, say hi and be polite to h...

How To: Cheat on a test or exam with a light

In this video, we learn how to cheat on a test or exam with a light. To do this, you're going to need a small hand held black light and a pen that writes in white. After you have these materials, you will write out the answers and information that you need onto a blank piece of paper with the pen. After you have everything written out, shine the small black light onto the paper. Now you should be able to see the writing as clear as day! Use this on a test and nobody will know you have all the...

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: 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: Spring bump locks

This is a great spring bumping demo from UK Bump Keys. Spring bumping involves inserting a spring over a bump key to disledge the mechanisms in a lock. This is a locksmith and lockpick demonstration.

How To: Open a master lock with a beer can

In this how-to video you will learn to open a master lock with a soda/beer can or an empty gift card. This can prove to be helpful, so you can prank your friends, or just steal something. Not to endorse stealing, this instructional video is for informational purposes only.

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 padlock with a single paperclip

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a padlock with a single paperclip. First, check your lock to make sure it isn't broken, busted, or damaged. After this, take your paperclip and bend it out. Next, use pliers to bend the paper clip into a loop shape. Once you've done this, stick the loop into the lock in the middle and twist it. Play around with the lock for a few seconds and continue to twist until the lock comes unlocked. If it's not working, create a bigger or smaller loop in the paper...

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: Cheat on a test with a small paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a test with a small paper. To make this, you will need printer paper, scissors, and a stapler. To start, cut a strip of paper out of the sheet, then fold it up into a small booklet and staple it together at the top. Cut off any edges to make it fit into the palm of your hand. After this, you will have a booklet that pulls apart and you can write inside of. Write answers to tests in this, then to hide it, place it in the palm of your hand between your...

How To: Pick a lock in a flash

Learn to Pick a lock in less than 5 minutes with this how-to video! You will need a half-diamond pick, a rake pick, a tension wrench and a pin tumbler lock. A lack of morals doesn't hurt either, unless you're just trying to break into your own lock that you've lost the key for. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to pick a lock.