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This week -- they're trickier, harder, and sneakier than handcuffs: we escape from thumbcuffs!
We're back with a little help from magician and escape artist Daniel Martin, who joins Brian for the third episode teaching the real tricks and techniques used to escape from sticky situations. In this episode, Daniel explains how to escape from thumbcuffs.
Disclaimer: We're pretty sure it's not illegal to know HOW to escape from thumbcuffs... but we're 100% sure it's illegal to actually escape when detained by law enforcement (just sayin').
As we already learned from Daniel, there are three ways to escape from handcuffs:
#1 - Key: This one sounds obvious, but most people don't know that just about all handcuffs use the exact same design of key. Just keep one in your back pocket, and you're set.
#2 - Shim: Smaller and much thinner than a key, a shim is easy to conceal and easy to use.
#3 - Paperclip: It's not just a cliche from action movies... you can use a garden-variety paperclip to escape from real handcuffs, and Daniel showed us how.
BUT -- in this episode, we learn a very special, very sneaky way to escape from thumbcuffs that use none of the above methods! Check it out.
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