A common magician's trick is to escape from handcuffs. Although this trick isn't difficult, it does require a bit of skill and finger dexterity. If you want to perform this trick, you need a bobby pin and some practice. Once mastered, it only takes a few minutes to break out of even the most difficult handcuffs.
Get a bobby pin and peel away the plastic protection tips at the ends. Open up the bobby pin to create a 90 degree angle.
Insert one end of the bobby pin into the keyhole of the handcuff and bend it backwards. Take the pin out and insert it back into the keyhole; bend it forward this time. You should end up with the end bent to a 90 degree angle.
Insert the angled end of the bobby pin into the keyhole. Push the bobby pin into the very edge of the keyhole.
Bend the bobby pin down and forward. This releases the lock of the handcuff.
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