Breaking a Master Lock Is Insanely Easy

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Even if you've thought up the craziest lock combination in the history of lock combinations, your stuff still isn't safe. Turns out, any Master Lock can easily be broken into with just a small hammer.

As this video illustrates, all you need to do is tap the side of a Master Lock with a hammer to get it to open, no key, no combination required. So, maybe next time don't spend that extra euro at the hostel for a lock. You'll just have to think of a new way to hide your Ferragamo shoes from thieves. But then again, why are you bringing Ferragamo shoes to a hostel?

Take a look at the video and just give up on locks at this point.

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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and locks herself out of things all the time. Send news tips to and follow her at @karatillie.