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Credit Card Blog - How To Make A Prison Shank From Cancelled Credit Cards

 Monday, 14 May 2007

Disclaimer: We’re obviously joking, so please don’t attempt this…especially if you’re in prison and are using the Internet to learn how to make shanks.

Tired of using an old toothbrush to command a little respect? Want to show people that you are debt free AND a force to be reckoned with? Look no further; the crew at YCN has the perfect solution for you.

Step 1
Congratulations on cancelling those high interest credit cards, take a moment to pat yourself on the back.
Step 2
Put those cancelled cards to good use. As we’ve learned in previous posts, you don’t want to eat those credit cards. Instead, let’s cut them up by holding the card lengthwise.
Step 3
Bend back the top right and top left sections of the card, with the goal of making a point midway through from the top of the rectangle. If the folded sections were removed, it’d be the equivalent of an isosceles triangle sitting atop a rectangle.
Step 4
Continue to bend the sections back and forth until they eventually snap off.
Step 5
Use one of the broken sections to incise two smalls holes at the left and right corners of the base rectangle section; work the holes until are a bit smaller than a dime.
Step 6
Fold the triangle and rectangle into a cone shape, overlapping the two holes.
Step 7
Secure the shape of the shank by weaving a piece of torn prison garb such as the waistband from your pink boxers, wrapping the excess material around the base for support.
Step 8
Marvel at your engineering ingenuity and wonder why you were locked up in the first place.
Step 9
Immediately throw the shank away so you can get released for good behavior.
Step 10
Share this humor with your friends.

Carrie Farnsworth
Your Credit Network Contributor

Monday, 14 May 2007 16:18:17 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #     
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