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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do Elevator “Close Doors” Buttons Actually Work?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do Elevator “Close Doors” Buttons Actually Work?

*MUNDANE MYSTERIES is brought to you by Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’ve ever tried to close the doors of an elevator before they did it themselves, you’ve probably wondered, “Does that button really do anything at all?” Well, the simple answer is…disappointing. Most door-close buttons in U.S. elevators do not work. They’re actually…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do Crosswalk Buttons Actually Do Anything?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do Crosswalk Buttons Actually Do Anything?

  Crosswalks rarely give you the green light (or, to be more specific, the human-shaped white light) after you press the button, so you’ve probably wondered if those buttons even work. The answer is…it depends.   The first thing you should know: crosswalk buttons aren’t designed to be immediate. They just tell the system someone’s…Read More