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Man cracks safe first time with lucky guess

Posted on Thursday, 6 June, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments

The man guessed the combination first time. Image Credit: PD - ed_davad
A visitor to a museum in Canada recently guessed the code to a safe that hadn't been opened in decades.
The iron safe, which was on display at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, was originally the property of the Brunswick Hotel which purchased it all the way back in 1907.

It was eventually donated to the museum by the hotel's new owners in the 1990s, however the combination had been lost and nobody was able to get inside it.

Several experts were called in to crack the code but none of them could do it.

The last time the safe had been opened was thought to have been during the 1970s.
It wasn't until a visitor to the museum - Stephen Mills - attempted to open the safe for a laugh that the combination, as well as the contents, were finally revealed.

"Typical combination lock, three times clockwise - 20 - two times counterclockwise - 40 - once clockwise - 60, tried the handle and it went," said Mills.

"I could tell it wasn't opened for a long time because some dust fell out from the locking mechanism."

Sadly though, it turned out that the safe contained nothing but a pay sheet and an order pad.

"They have no value really, but they are of great interest to us," said museum volunteer Tom Kibblewhite. "It gives us a little bit of idea of what the places were like in 1977, '78."

Source: BBC News | Comments (5)

Tags: Safe, Code

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Uncle Sam on 7 June, 2019, 0:17
That is a very standard combination. O.o...
Comment icon #2 Posted by crookedspiral on 7 June, 2019, 4:04
Definitly a case of ESP. How can you guess the code of an iron safe the first time? Some call it ''chance'', I call it a psychic phenomenon.
Comment icon #3 Posted by TripGun on 7 June, 2019, 13:37
A ghost inhabited the body of Mr. Mills in order to open the safe but unfortunately the ghost also had a problem of compulsive self touching.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Gary Meadows on 7 June, 2019, 19:57
I don't believe in ESP, or psychic phenomenon, but yes, I agree that it must be ESP, or a psychic phenomenon.
Comment icon #5 Posted by godnodog on 8 June, 2019, 7:18
Guess who just wasted their chance of winning a major loto prize?

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