Fun Door Facts

Read on for some fun door facts!

The month of January is named after the ancient Roman god of doors, Janus.                          

The god Janus was the Roman god of beginning, endings, transitions, gates, doors, and doorways. In his honor, doors always would swing into the home, an act of welcoming not just guests, but also, the god himself.  However, Romans who provided great service to the empire, such as war heroes, were honored in turn with doors that could swing outward.

The largest known doors of all time are 456 feet high, which is over 150 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.                                                                                 

The four doors that opening the entry bays for NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center were originally built to aid in assembling the Apollo and Saturn vehicles.  Each door is 456 feet tall, taking 45 minutes to completely open or close.

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