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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: Find the numbers to open a combination pad

Forgot or lost the combination to a suitcase? Instead of prying open or picking the lock of a basic combination pad, find the numbers and recover the combination without ruining the lock with the trick tip in this instructional video. Don't suffer from a bad memory ever again, or for the more devious minded, break into that briefcase you've been eying. Learn how to recover the combination of a suitcase by watching this how-to pull a con video tutorial.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Open any cylindrical bike lock in 30 seconds or less

This hacking how-to video focuses on the art of lock picking in less than half a minute. It will teach you the mechanics of cylindrical lock so that you will be able to take advantage of the lock's poor design without any lockpick skills. Follow along with this hack tutorial to learn how to open any cylindrical bike lock in thirty seconds or less. Open any cylindrical bike lock in 30 seconds or less.

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: Hack a lock with a soda can shim

Don't know the combination to your lock securing all of your important gym socks? Maybe you just want to impress all of your friends by hacking a combo lock? Whatever the reason, this instructional hacking video will show you how to open a lock with a soda can shim the easy way.

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: 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: 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: 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: Pick a combination lock with a bobby pin

In case of emergency, learn how to open a combination lock using a bobby pin by following the steps in this tutorial. Take the bobby pin and shave it down so that it is flat. This can be used on any combination lock. What you will do, is take the bobby pin and insert it through the side of the lock (the part where the lock goes). Keep pressing it down, pushing against the lock inside the hole. You are basically pushing it out of the way and eventually the lock will unlock. You will hear a cli...