So this is just one tiny thing from a longer article about mass panics, but…

Apparently buildings have outward-opening external doors as a safety measure to help people escape in a panic situation, e.g. a fire. Huh.

It’s something that makes perfect sense and that I am now going to be thinking about every time I go through a doorway…1

  1. Our apartment door–and in fact all the interior doors in our apartment–for example, opens inwards, but the ground floor doors definitely do open out… []