9 Things You Didn’t Know About Elevators

Fast Company, a business magazine that focuses on technology, business, and design, recently published an article titled 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Elevators.  Well, I am pretty sure that our readers know many of these, such as:

There are now 900,000 elevators in America. About the same number of new elevators–914,000–were sold in the world in 2012. (58% of those new elevators went to China.)

But, did you know this?

In the early 1900s, people worried vertical transport would make us sick. Doctors used to fret over “elevator sickness,” a condition caused by the sudden movement of internal organs as an elevator came to an abrupt stop.

You can read the entire article for some good brain food on elevators.  And, I highly suggest that EVERYONE take the authors advice outlined in number 9.  Just click right here!