Friday Funny Articles
What happens when the activities of a madcap group of overworked, frustrated architects is chronicled in the form of an old fashioned black and white comic strip? The result is a clever Web offering called Architexts. While originally created for the amusement of architectural professionals, some facility managers (and others in related fields) may also find it humorous.
The Silver Spring, MD-based headquarters building of the Discovery Channel has experienced an upgrade in honor of its “Shark Week” programming—the structure was transformed into a gigantic shark.
The 120 room Travelodge has been built from 86 high strength steel containers which were constructed and fitted with the hotel room’s fixture and fittings in Shenzen, China. Transported to England by boat, they were then put on a truck and fitted together like giant Lego blocks.
In 2009, Volkwagen launched a campaign it called “the fun theory” to encourage members of the creative community to invent practical, enjoyable, and easy ways for people to change themselves for the better.
No joke, in this board game from the 1970s called Offshore Oil Strike, each player has hazards like fire, blow-out, broken pipes, and much more to deal with in order to be declared the big winner.
It’s a table! No, it’s a display case! It’s a science project! No, it’s all of the above (and so much more)!
The retro-technology, called “biomonitoring,” uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.
Working at a place like Nintendo sounds like a fun job for anyone who enjoys the gaming experience. But in reality, it’s still a job, just like any other–especially in terms of facility management issues.
Power authorities are requesting retailers in Bangladesh to shut down in the evenings so football followers can watch at home without testing load management limits.
How high are tensions running in the energy industry down in Louisiana? At one company, the president makes the link between improper swivel chair usage and the BP oil spill.