So, my friend tried to manually unlock my car with the ignition key instead of the door key, didn't know any better. Naturally it didn't work, and actually.... the piece of $%^& BROKE. in half. He comes to me with my key in two pieces at 2 AM, I don't have a spare.
Then, it is his brilliant (sarcasm) idea to shove the front piece of the key into the ignition, then put the other half in. It actually consistently starts
So now, instead of just making a new key, I get to figure out how to get that tiny piece out of there. Kinda fascinating though, it starts pretty reliably with a dismembered key