Thursday, 29 July 2010

How To Use An Elevator Without Stopping

20 comments:

  1. Does not work on every elevator.

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  2. Does not work at all. See that keyhole in upper right corner? That's for police & firemen use.

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  3. So disappointed if it doesn't work on a least one elevator!

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  4. This is probably along the same lines as "single mom discovers the at home secret of white teeth".

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  5. 9 times out of 10 it works for me at the place of employment

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  6. Ahhh I forgot to try it at the multi-storey carpark today!

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  7. It depends on the elevator controller and if the option is enabled. Most lifts that are hydraulic (short runs, 2-4 floors usually) don't generally have it because they don't need a controller with lots of options. Traction-motor lifts (lots of floors) have smarter controllers and are more likely to have it, if it is enabled.

    It worked in a lift in a 20-story building I used to work in. Sure p*ssed a lot of people off in my day. Suckers!

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  9. Notice that elevator panel has no "4"s on it. Must be in Asia somewhere, since some Asians have an aversion to the number four...

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  10. Badmoodguy, you're rather clued up on elevators, I'm impressed! Do they really not like 4's or is that a joke I'm not getting?

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  11. Nope, not a joke. Its a superstition in some Asian countries. Its called Tetraphobia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia

    Very similar to the fear of the number 13 (Triskaidekaphobia).

    I've also read that in Italy, 17 is also unlucky according to superstitions.

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  12. That's interesting. Who comes up with these silly ideas?

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  13. Well I can explane number 17. Italy has been using latin for a long time in its past and 17 in latin numbers is XVII. Most of the people in that time was illiterate and they red the number XVII (17) as it was the word VIXI that means "I lived" (and now i'm dead) written on the tombs. So they started linking the number 17 to the meaning of death.

    I hope u will understand my english :S

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  14. Ahhh, that's a cool story. Yes I understand your English, it's better than mine :-)

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  15. that's cool. . .

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  16. The number four is unlucky in China because it sounds very similar (same word, different intonation) to the word for death.

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  17. Every culture does their own thing, don't they? :)

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  18. yep. 4 is death in china, 13 is a bad word.

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