Leaning On Any Door In London May Cause Surrounding Area To Stop

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 9 months ago
Leaning On Any Door In London May Cause Surrounding Area To Stop
Someone may have been leaning on this door for decades. Photo: Michael Garnett

Londoners are being warned that leaning on any door across the capital could cause the immediate surrounding area to come to a halt.

It has long been known that leaning on the doors of a moving tube train breaks a circuit in the system, causing the train to brake and the driver to lose another three minutes of his/her life through stress.

But scientists now believe that such a circuit applies to every door in the Greater London area.

Photo: liborius

A door expert told Londonist, "This finding helps explain many recent phenomena in the city. West Ham's stop-start season at the London Stadium? Probably someone leaning on a turnstile.

"The financial crash of last decade? Multiple people leaning on the doors at Lehman Brothers."

The UK as a whole, meanwhile, may not have been working properly for years, due to someone leaning on the door of Number 10 Downing Street.

Even leaning in the reflection of a door can cause mild chaos. Photo: psyxjaw

When asked for advice to Londoners, the expert said, "Please do not lean on the doors, I repeat, do NOT lean on the doors.

"Someone's still doing it... ladies and gentlemen, DO NOT lean on the doors" she added, wearily.

Also read: what actually happens when you lean on tube doors.

Last Updated 20 March 2017