Whether it’s a real life hostage situation or just a bedroom antic gone wrong, here’s how to pick your way out of handcuffs using a paper clip.
Straighten the open side of the paperclip at the first bend so that it juts out at a right angle to the clip
Push the straightened end into the handcuff lock.
Keeping the end in the lock, bend the rest of the paperclip back so it is lying flat against the handcuff. Pull the paper clip out and you’ll have a 90-degree bend in the previously straightened end of the paper clip.
Stick the newly bent end back into the lock and pull the body of the paper clip down. The bent end in the lock will push down on the catch inside and release the cuffs.