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Although zip ties have many innocent, practical uses, they've been notoriously appropriated as DIY handcuffs in home invasions and kidnapping. Faced with those scary stories, concerned mom Michelle O'Neal knew she had to prepare her family for the worst, even as she prays it'll never come!

Although adults can use cleverly directed brute strength to rip the cable ties apart, Michelle's designed a 60-second escape hack made especially with kids in mind! Since she first shared the zip tie hack on Facebook, her video's gone wildly viral as netizens share it with everyone they know.

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