When people find out you are a magician, they have questions. Do you have a rabbit? Can you make my wife disappear? Can you cheat at cards? Can you pick locks? We can’t help you with the rabbit, them with their marital issues and will probably cover cheating at cards at another time… but today, dear readers, we are bringing you a short tutorial on picking locks with hair pins. This video from YouTube user Nighhawk In Light is actually kind of informative… If nothing else, you may learn how locks work.

If you want to learn even more about picking locks (you know, without going out and doing serious research on your own), Brian Brushwood covered using a bump key on Scam School about four years ago.