Unstick a Zipper

Whether it's the closure to a coat, a barrier between you and your girl or your fly at half-mast, a stuck zipper will undoubtedly ruin a perfectly good night. Take some lip balm and run it along the teeth, above and below the slider. Then pull it up and quickly down. No Chapstick? Rub the tip of a No.2 pencil on the track.


The YKK on most of your zippers? It stands for the Japanese company Yoshida Kogyo Co., the world's largest zipper manufacturer.