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If you have issues with doors being push or pull…

In the early 20th century there was a lot of issues with safety that caused many work place disasters (for example the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire). Luckily, many reforms came out of this like mandatory sprinklers and fire drills.

One change was the doors. Some doors at factories would only let one person through at a time so that someone could check the workers bags for stolen materials. Also, because it didn’t seem to matter the doors opened in (you would enter by pushing) and this caused backups when trying to exit the building quickly (you exit by pulling so you need to step back to open and the door is sort of in your way).

Now, in general, if you are entering a public building or room you will pull and if you exit you will push.

*The exceptions to this I’ve noticed to this are bathrooms. They are sometimes different, most likely because not as many people will be in them and doors opening out can block hallways. 

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Iconic Film Costumes

Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Costumes by Adrian

The Ruby Slippers were regular shoes covered with red satin and lined with cream colored kid leather. There are 2300 sequins per shoe. The leather bow has 46 rhinestones, 42 bugle beads, 3 costume jewels, and there was red felt applied to the soles of the shoes to muffle the sounds of footsteps. 

Her jumper was royal blue and white gingham. The top was tinted a light pink as white didn’t photograph properly underneath the bright technicolor lights. Beneath it, she wore a special corset de-emphasizing her bust and giving her a younger silhouette. 

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