There’s a countless number of urban legends swirling around at any given time, but it’s rare that we see one proven or disproven beyond a shadow of a doubt. This is one of those times. As AWM shares, this video proves that you really can open your car with just a tennis ball.
We’ve all been there. Locking your keys can be a gigantic pain, and it rarely occurs at a time when a spare key is within reach. While smashing the window or calling a locksmith is always an option, both of those approaches can end up costing a small fortune. Luckily, there’s a way to get around this little inconvenience pretty easily.
The video outlines the simple steps necessary to open your locked car door with the assistance of a tennis ball. That’s right, there’s really a way to do it - and the steps are clearly laid out so you can try it out on your own.
However, there are some dissenters that believe it’s not as simple as the video makes it seem. Those dissenters posed the question to MythBusters, and they gave the theory a thumbs down as well.