How did it know that the other day I cleaned out a drawer and found a couple of cable ties, which I set on the kitchen island for the cats to play with? The cats had a lot of fun pushing the ties off the island and batting them all over the kitchen. Now it was time for me to have some fun with them. Thanks to the information on Wikihow, I learned how to How to Open A Cable Tie.
I'm not sure when I'd ever use the skill in real life, but as an experiment it was pretty interesting. The steps (as borrowed directly from the website):
- Pick up the cable tie and look into the little white box. You will see a plastic tongue inside there that hooks into the rack and prevents it from pulling loose.
- Take the needle and stick it in between the tongue and the rack. This separates the tongue from the rack.
- Pull the end of the cable tie back with your one hand whilst keeping the needle in place with your other. In other words, you're widening the loop while overriding the cable ties closing system at the same time.
- Pull the end completely out of the little white box and pull the needle out as well. Now, don't get it accidentally stuck in there again!