No, it wasn't for running around in circles.
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According to Business Insider, revolving doors are great for keeping snow, rain, and outside noise out of a building--saving tons of money annually.
However, that was not their intended purpose. The video below shares that Theophilus Van Kennel, the inventor of the revolving door, supposedly hated holding doors open for his dates. Thus, the revolutionary door was the solution to his social phobia. Man, if holding a door was that big of an issue, maybe you should work on that before going on a date?
Watch Business Insider's video below.
Here's the surprising reason revolving doors were invented https://t.co/MIm66oTfKk
New fun facts to share at the dinner table.
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Mary Brooke Beasley has a healthy obsession with all things related to cats, fashion, and the color pink! She mainly writes trending topics, celebrity gossip, and lifestyle pieces.
Co-Written by Amy Cooper, who is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.