Very cool factoid! When we were in Japan, we visited "Crow Castle," the oldest samurai fortress still existing. The stairs inside the fortress between the various floors had a huge rise to them -- much too high for small Japanese people to easily navigate. This too was deliberate, in order to slow down any attacking warriors who made it inside.
I'm laughing imagining the creak, creak, creak of floorboards annoying the heck out of the ninjas.
I do not think so.
A wises way to be, unless they could run along the walls
Interesting and a great idea!
Makes sense. Also, it's hard to build wooden floors that DON' squeak.
Very smart idea.
That's actually really smart. I would have never thought of that.
Smart idea!! Great fact~!
Oh, interesting. Makes sense!
Just like my grandparents' apartment in Brooklyn! Now I understand.
There is always a reason, whatever the action. Fascinating.