Locks are fascinating and so important. We use them every single day yet rarely pay them too much mind. So, just for a minute, unlock this combination of five lock facts that will blow your mind!*

Early locks were really heavy and made of wood rather than metal.

Padlocks can be traced all the way back to back to ancient Egypt!

Speaking of Egypt, keys were a symbol of wealth in that period of time due to the fact that few could afford safes or doors with locks.

Harry Houdini worked as a locksmith early on in his career! It’s true!

The 16th-century Russian Ivan The Terrible locked his wife in her room before he went off to war. She was probably not happy about it.

 

Those are some mind blowing facts about locks!

 

*they may not blow your mind but maybe they will