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I Finally Figured Out What The Heck That Thing Was Kevin Used In "Home Alone" To Heat Up The Door Knob

You probably haven't even thought about what it was until now.

Like many of you, I'm a big fan of Home Alone. And for the last 30 years, I've watched this iconic film many, many times.

However, for the first time, during my 100th (thereabouts) rewatch, I found myself thinking, "Wait. What the heck is that thing?" During this scene:

Kevin from Home Alone hanging a hot ring on the front door handle

I'm specifically talking about the hot metal thing Kevin uses to heat up the front door knob.

Close up of the hot ring

TBH, I'd never spent much time wondering what this thing really was — all I knew was that it heated up the fancy door knob enough to burn an "M" into Harry's hand. And that was that.

I asked a couple of friends and coworkers of varying ages if they knew what it was, and the response was the same. No one knew what it was:

Text messages of people saying they don't know what the object is

TBH, it didn't take me long to find an answer. After a quick Google search, I found out what it was through trusty ol' Reddit (shout out specifically to u/wedderspoon). So, without further ado, here's what that weird thing is:

And now you know.