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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: Pick a Masterlock with a Swiss Army knife

This video conning tutorial from someone who has seen too many episodes of MacGyver shows how to break into a Masterlock with the help of a handy Swiss Army knife. Watch this video demonstration and learn how to pick a padlock with a Swiss Army knife. You may not be MacGyver, but will the tips from this instructional video and a little bit of practice, you can learn how to pick a lock like him.

How To: Make a hidden compartment using a deck of cards

In this tutorial, learn how to use an ordinary deck of cards and make them into a safe for your personal belongings. This is a great little device for hiding things in plain sight like money, jewelry or keys. A thief is not very likely to steal a seemingly ordinary deck of cards if they break into your home, so improve your safety with this clip.

How To: Cheat on a calculator test with a calculator

Learn how to cheat on a calculator test with a calculator in simple steps. You will need: a scientific calculator, a ruler and a small paper. 1. First remove the cover of your calculator and measure its length and width using the ruler. 2. Now cut a piece of paper with the exact measurements taken from the cover. 3. Write all you need on the paper and fix it in the cover carefully. 4. Make sure the paper does not fall out and then put the cover to the back of your calculator. 5. Finally test ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cheat on an exam with a modified pen

Check out this instructional video and learn how to make a special pen that will help you cheat on your next exam. Just make sure you don't get caught. Maybe you could spend the time studying, or maybe you're irredeemably stupid. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a cheat pen.

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: 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: Spoof your phone number

Have you ever found yourself calling up a company, only to be denied due to not calling from the number listed on your account? Thanks to a website called Spoofcard, this is no longer an issue! SpoofCard let's you spoof the number you are calling from, as well as modify your voice (Male -> Female or vice versa). Best of all, it all looks completely legitimate.

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: Hack an elevator to go directly to your floor

Going up? This video will teach you how to hack an elevator, making it go directly to the desired floor without stopping. If you're ever in a hurry or, heaven forbid, a genuine emergency and need to get to the bottom or top floor quickly, you'll be very happy you watched this how-to video. Learn how to enable the "express mode" in most any modern elevator with this great pushbutton hack!