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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#907310 added March 21, 2017 at 4:32pm
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Nightingale Floors
Nightingale Floors
- miscellaneous -

"Nightingale floors" are a building technique used in some traditional Japanese architecture. Any weight applied to the floor causes protruding nails to scrape against a metal clip, resulting in a noticeable squeak reminiscent of a chirping bird.

Nightingale floors were mainly designed for security reasons -- an intruder would find it impossible to walk through a building without making noise and risking detection.


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