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This Is What Actually Happens When You Put A Key In A Door

Bonus info: How to open a door without a key. Hairpins at the ready.

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Which is all very well and good, but what about when you've locked yourself out and don't have a key?

Well, you could always use what you've learnt to pick the lock.

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This animation was made by Stian Berg Larsen, who also made the animation showing how a lock works.

All you need is a tool to make the pins line up and something to turn the lock's barrel.

Of course, everyone knows that a good spy can pick a lock with only a couple of hairpins.

View this video on YouTube

Turn one hairpin into a lever and one into a pick. This video will teach you all you need to know.