File this under "strangest story of the day," as news appeared yesterday that the Vancouver has amended its building code -- and doorknobs are out:

According to a new amendment to Vancouver’s building code, the Canadian city has banned the inclusion of doorknobs in all future housing constructions, the Vancouver Sun reported.  Instead, door knobs and knobbed faucets will be replaced with lever handles in an attempt to make buildings more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.

Existing doorknobs can stay in place, but new buildings will have to follow the code the city said.