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Saturday 25th October 2014
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Why Do Doors Open Inwards?

Question

I'm originally from Finland and doors open outwards and in the UK they open inwards. Why the difference?
Lena, Palmer's Green

 

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Dan, Harrow
Qualification: Open a lot of doors
Answer: Imagine terraced houses where people don't have front gardens. If you opened your door into the street, you'd smash it into the face of some poor person. The same goes with toilets. I've never been to Finland, so I can't explain why they do it.


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