How To Escape From Duct Tape

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This tip just might save your life one day. Dateline Correspondent Andrea Canning demonstrates how to free yourself if you’re ever bound in duct tape.

Canning explains this method was one she learned from a CIA agent. By holding her hands above her head and then thrusting her arms down she’s able to free herself! The reason the technique she demonstrates works is because of “lateral stress.” The movement of swinging her hands downward puts more stress on the cross section of the tape and thereby tears it.

P.S. When Dateline was asked about how you could escape if your hands were bound from behind, the news channel said that they were told the same principle applies: lift up as high as you can, and slam down with as much force as you can.


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