Friday Funny Articles
In the 80s, certain industries went a bit overboard with employee training videos in a desperate attempt to train the largest number of people in the shortest period of time (and at the lowest cost). The results were cringe worthy.
How did the facilities and operations people get 100 curious cats out—from behind walls (with power saws, apparently), exposed ceiling rafters, and all sorts of other unlikely places—in time to open one London area IKEA store to the public the next day?
Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what’s a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of “real” tech support nightmares.
Guests at Treehotel, which offers rooms incorporated into their natural surroundings, may need more than the most accurate satellite system to find their rooms in the sky.
Napo films feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. Using a cartoon style and wordless language, they blend education, cultural neutrality, and humor.
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.