Why Do We Get Static Electricity From A Door Knob?

March 31, 2020
Ever had an electric shock when touching a door knob and wondered why? The phenomenon of static electricity has been observed for thousands of years but only recently has it become fully understood.

Can You Get Flu From A Doorknob?

March 31, 2020
​Wintertime brings cooler weather when we become more susceptible to much-dreaded colds and the flu. Everyone is sniffling, coughing with noses dripping, and it’s this time of year when you need to watch out and protect yourself from picking up a virus.

Why Are Door Handles So High In Australia?

March 25, 2020
It’s a subject which can leave people baffled, why do some Australian properties have door handles fitted so high? No, it has nothing to do with Australians being taller than other nationalities, but more to do with the age of a door.

Why Do Open Windows Make Doors Slam?

February 25, 2020
​How annoying is to have your peace and tranquillity broken by a slamming door? Most of us have been scolded for slamming doors while we were in a strop in our teenage years, but doors can also slam on their own. It could be the simplest of reasons - because of open windows.

How Do Doors Open By Themselves?

February 25, 2020
It’s always unsettling when a door opens by itself. That’s why so many supernatural movies include a creaky door swinging open without any apparent reason. It’s like movie shorthand for something being wrong inside a house.
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