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what was in the safe / boing boing

about a year ago, i reported my discovery of a mysterious old safe at the back of a closet in the old house i'd just bought. after much fooling around with combinations and pointless gadgets in my spare time over the course of many months, you finally insisted i call in the professionals. i ignored this plea until you summoned them yourselves.

it took a little time to actually find one, though: the skills it takes to crack a 1920s safe are both uncommon and in-demand, and local locksmiths in pittsburgh ultimately sent me on to master safecracker gary timchak.

he drilled a hole, slid a rigid borescope within, and had it open in minutes.

what was inside? spoilers are below!

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a locked door, because they knew about the basic principle of two-factor authentication a century ago: something you know and something you have.

such as a bump key and a rubber mallet.

inside were shelves, two more locked drawers, and some dank carpet. timchak bumped the drawers too. the drawers were empty.

i placed a p og h of geraldo rivera lovingly within the 300-lb, 5-inch concrete-and-iron tomb and closed the door.

i do hope those of you waiting are isfied.

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