A viral trick to open lock with match sticks, a must learn for everyone

In this article, we are going to learn about how to open a lock without a key. All you need to have only match sticks in order to open the lock. Yes! you read it right, match sticks you use in your kitchen or in the room to light up a candle, that same exact match stick is what we are talking about.

Before we proceed further, we would like to warn you not to use it illegitimately for selfish and evil reasons or criminally to break into someone’s property.

First of all, get a thick, plain, neat white paper and place it on your table. Now get a complete box of matchsticks and a small plier or anything you could use to peel off the head or top of each matchstick. Ensure that the match sticks are not wet as this would render the whole thing fruitless at the end.

Now peel off all the top, head, or reactive (as you prefer to call it) part of each match stick found in a single box (that is the part that produces the fire when you strike it on a match box) leaving only one. The reason for leaving one out is that it will help ignite the rest at the end.

After peeling all the required parts of each match stick found in a match box onto the surface of the white paper provided, now crush or grind it in order to make it very smooth and suave.

After the whole process of crushing and grinding, get your padlock and pour the crushed suave particles from your matchsticks into the orifice found in your padlock (that is the very place where you put your key in order to open it).

Now get another match stick (a normal match stick with its head or reactive part still very much intact and active) and fit it into that same orifice on your padlock with the reactive portion of the match stick facing outwards towards you and the unreactive part or should we say the tail or end of the match stick directly into the orifice we’ve been talking about.

Thus, it’s now time to unlock the stubborn padlock. Now light the match stick fixed into the opening of the padlock so that it carries fire into the padlock where the grinned and crushed reactive extract of the match sticks were poured earlier. Leave it to finish burning, so that it creates the required heat inside the padlock and watch how your padlock easily opens.

Disclaimer: The Youth has not performed the experiment itself. Therefore it is unable to arrive at a conclusion whether or not the experiment mentioned in the article is workable. We do not encourage you to perform it at home. It is just informative story based on a viral video. We just appeal to all to use heavy locks.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.