Escape From Zip Ties

0 Posted by - September 12, 2012 - Technology, Videos

I guess I read too many scary books, but the prospect of being kidnapped and zip-tied doesn’t seem that far-fetched to me, so I probably would have tested this pin whether I had a blog or not, dudes. Unfortunately, the results were not what I’d hoped for. I guess I’m just going to have to rely on the old “I think I’m going to vomit” trick to escape captivity. See for yourself.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

P.S. If you are actually serious about learning this, check out the original post. I assume no responsibility for your mangled wrists.


  • sarramaria September 12, 2012 - 8:13 am Reply

    Haha, great video. That sucks it didn’t work though. “Stay in school kids.” Good advice for any situation, really.

  • whatchamakinnow September 12, 2012 - 9:08 am Reply

    HA!  Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people!  Love it!

  • StephanieEinaphets September 12, 2012 - 9:08 am Reply

    Thanks for that. Early morning laugh! THis was hilarious. My husband and I just laughed our butts off.

  • EliesaPrettelt September 12, 2012 - 9:18 am Reply

    Ohmygod! You are too funny!! Love those dance moves – and his posing 🙂 

  • Dogma September 12, 2012 - 11:08 am Reply

    Cute! for some reason my computer’s sound doesn’t work suddenly so I turned the caption on… and according to it you kept saying “and K and K K and inside K”……

  • princessmom09 September 12, 2012 - 12:38 pm Reply

    my sound didn’t work at first either, until i realized it was on mute. the video, not my computer.

  • boardingjoy September 12, 2012 - 2:13 pm Reply

    The zip part is supposed to be right between your wrists.  It kind of looks like it was more on your left hand.

  • GirlWhoCriedSkinny September 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm Reply

    ohmyword, just seeing you with those on your wrists made me claustrophobic!  Glad you tested this – there is NO WAY I would ever try it myself!  Also:  Love the pink sweater and the cameo from the “big, tough, ex-military dude” 🙂

  • lepidoptera September 12, 2012 - 5:53 pm Reply

    great video!, I saw the original first and I thought ok, that’s pretty easy!, then I saw yours and now I know I wouldn’t make it, since I’m wearing a pink sweater right now lol

  • ThisSillyGirlsLife September 12, 2012 - 6:03 pm Reply

    LOL, I love when you make videos

  • JessicaWatkins September 12, 2012 - 6:23 pm Reply

    Today is officially my 25th birthday. I spent 3 hours looking through pinterest for my hair. Then I stumbled upon your blog. I read it from … cover to cover … if you will and it was worth me not trying all the different hair techniques for having the “romantic curls” or whatever. I have been laughing for almost 1.5 hours. awesome. you are the best birthday present yet, I will dedicate at least one shot to you tonight! xoxoJes

    • Pintester September 12, 2012 - 6:43 pm Reply

      JessicaWatkins A very happy birthday to you! Wishing you the best!

  • Truffles8761 September 12, 2012 - 6:48 pm Reply

    Hell with the Pintest.  The dancing was worth watching even if the zip tie trick didn’t work.  I recommend a dance video for your next project.

  • abcdefghijadzia September 12, 2012 - 6:53 pm Reply

    I love this post. 

  • Lovelyn September 12, 2012 - 9:23 pm Reply

    Interesting! I’ve seen this method before and was sure it would work. Of course I never tried it though. Thanks for doing the research for me;)

  • NatashaCarson September 13, 2012 - 12:58 am Reply

    oh my goodness, you just made my night 🙂 still laughing from this video

  • djenczyk September 13, 2012 - 12:13 pm Reply

    I really look forward to your posts.  I think you are doing a great job. [insert other generic compliment].  Just know that I mean them! 

  • JenniferWilkerson September 13, 2012 - 4:34 pm Reply

    That’s amazing I doubt it would work for me either. Let’s agree to not get kidnapped and zip-tied, eh?

  • LyndsayW September 13, 2012 - 8:59 pm Reply

    All I can think about is those assholes who would go around in your gym lockers and zip tie your backpack zippers together.

    • rfoust September 13, 2012 - 9:29 pm Reply

      LyndsayW oh wow, why didnt I think of that when I was in school!

  • Anabanana37 September 14, 2012 - 12:34 am Reply

    I’ve done something horrible. I’ve read every post you’ve made, in one day. And now I’m left mouth open waiting for you to feed me your hilariously witty blog posts like a baby bird,mouth wide open and waiting. Keep on keepin on brah. 🙂

    • Anabanana37 September 14, 2012 - 12:39 am Reply

      P.S. I’ve had like 6 of those cake batter knock off martinis. lol but I’ll mean this tomorrow. Just with less grammatical errors. 

  • Jenn N September 14, 2012 - 9:11 am Reply

    you are freaking hysterical, i’m with everyone else, i wanna be your bff LMAO!

  • Hillkat83 September 16, 2012 - 3:21 am Reply

    LOL I SO LOVE THIS!! I’m still going to have to test it myself though lol

  • ThePintester September 16, 2012 - 11:16 am Reply

    @Hillkat83 thanks for the share!

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  • connerzgram September 25, 2012 - 12:42 pm Reply

    dudette!  i aspire to be as awesome and funny as you are!  ur making my day!

  • maksassy September 29, 2012 - 3:17 pm Reply

    Eeee. How much did it hurt to take that tape off?

  • JenniferDeFoy October 17, 2012 - 11:50 pm Reply

    Yeah, scary books and zip ties…. Try reading The Lust Garden by Billie Jolie – it was good, but kind of disturbing. It also might induce an irrational fear of zip ties 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Chikixie February 6, 2013 - 8:00 pm Reply

    It does work for a little girl in a pink sweater (or in my case a green sweater)! I tried 2 times… forgot the taped wrists, so now I’ve go nice red marks… first time went perfectly, no problems at all, second time not so much. I tried three times with no luck, noticed that I didn’t tense up my stomach muscles or move my arms in an outwards/backwards motion when hitting my stomach, I did just that and off the zip ties came. You should try it again!

    btw love your blog!

  • Mercedes February 14, 2013 - 7:45 am Reply

    My husband taught me how to break out of zip ties (He is in the Army)… It worked on me. But it is harder for women to do it, because we have boobs. Also, we had bigger zip ties that actually fit around the wrists. The main reason it didn’t work for you, is because they were two ties.. Another factor, if your REALLY have to put A LOT of arm strength into it. Not saying your weak.. lol It also has to come straight across your chest (Like arms out and into the chest) not above your head and down across the chest. It took me about 5 minutes to get out of it, cause i kept laughing an chickening out of it. Now if you want a real challenge you should try duck taping your legs together and getting out of those. It ripped my husbands jeans and made my friend pee her pants…

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