Ever Wondered How A Key Works? Here’s How.

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01.23.13 7 Comments

When I ran across the GIF above I spent — no bullshit — a good five minutes transfixed by it, just watching the key going in and out of the lock over and over and over again. While I’m sure Dr. Freud would find other motives for my doing so, I was truly just caught in a “SO THAT’S HOW THAT WORKS” spellbound state. And I think some of you will too.

The short video that spawned it is below…

Added bonus! Here’s how a lock is picked!

(Via Laughing Squid)

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Brett has been a New York Times contributing writer, a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News, and a writer/editor at Gawker Media. Brett has also written for Esquire, Yahoo! Sports, Deadspin, Complex, Gourmet, Hazlitt, Animal, Gambit, and Dealbreaker.

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