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Friday Funny

Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes a look at the lighter side of business, either directly or indirectly, as it relates to facility management and commercial real estate. Issues of morale, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)

Friday Funny | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


http://facilityexecutive.com/2014/04/friday-funny-recyclemania-yields-89-1-million-pounds-materials/
Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823 cars.

Friday Funny: RecycleMania Yields 89.1 Million Pounds Of Materials

Friday Funny: RecycleMania Yields 89.1 Million Pounds Of Materials

Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823 cars.

Friday Funny: Around The World In Search Of The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Sports Stadiums

On its trip around the world, Sports Management Degree Hub discovered the most defining element of a city's architecture—sports stadiums—can radiate the history and energy of a city.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Fun For Those Who Dig Digging

Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Fish For Everyone!

Instead of being frightened by "Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex," they had a close encounter of the aquatic kind when the restaurant's massive decorative fish tank sprung a leak, sending diners, employees, and tropical creatures into panic mode.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Peace With Bacteria

Science has discovered beneficial microbes that – like a microbial Pacman game ─ will eat many of the common soils in our buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What Time Is It?

For facility managers, daylight saving time can mean re-synchronizing numerous clocks (unless your facility has invested in atomic clocks throughout), confirming that automated systems have adjusted their programming, and making sure any other time based tasks start and stop according to their schedules.

FRIDAY FUNNY: A Mini Skyscraper Is The Architectural Equivalent Of “Jumbo Shrimp”

The structural anomaly was the brainchild of a con man determined to scam inexperienced investors who had money to burn as a result of their oil profits.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering A Sense Of Humor, Revisited

Back in August 2008, I posted a collection of engineering jokes which is still one of FacilityBlog's most popular posts to date. Here are some more funny stories and jokes about engineers, planners, project managers, and the rest of the people involved in that world.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Bowl Of All—The Recycle-Bowl!

More than 1,500 schools mark the third annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl® competition; 6.4 million pounds of recyclables recovered.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Conference Call Nightmare

This amusing video from Leadercast captures all of the really annoying things about conference calls..."struggling with your access code, the dropped calls, the person on mute, the person not paying any attention, and of course everyone talking over everyone else."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Angry Janitors!

ISSA has introduced a new mobile game, Angry Janitors, a free app designed to educate players on hygiene awareness while keeping them engaged and entertained. Are you keen enough on workplace cleaning to earn a Golden Plunger???

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monk-E-Mail

Since Monk-e-Mail first launched in January of 2006, more than 50 million visitors have experienced what AdAge called the “third greatest human achievement, after only democracy and velcro.”

FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Work Into A Laughing Matter

These funny quotes and sayings about work, jobs, and bosses will free your mind from the grind.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Lighter Side Of Surviving In Today’s Workplace

Gray Matters starts with the basics and then moves on to cover more complex issues like the Seven Deadly Workplace Sins: exhaustion, anger, surrender, obsolescence, incompetence, withdrawal, and dysfunction.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Outrageous Excuses

CareerBuilder’s Annual Study reveals that three in 10 workers go to work sick to save sick days for when they’re feeling well.

FRIDAY FUNNY: SimCity…For Buildings!

User interfaces in intelligent buildings are taking the lead from the computer gaming industry.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Are Dirty Restrooms Bad For Business?

Three-fourths of consumers believe a bad restroom indicates poor management. The survey highlights interesting disparities between men and women in their hand washing habits. Nearly three-fourths of women (74%) say they always wash their hands after using a public restroom compared to just 60% of men always do so.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Holiday Ho Ho Hos

FacilityBlog is getting into the spirit of things with its annual holiday humor offering.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Green Economy Gets Animated

“Let’s Go To The Future” is a whimsical claymation look at how and why organizations must respect the environment and our natural resources.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Getting Directions From The Floor

LED light transmissive carpets to provide information, direction, inspiration, and safety in offices, hotels, and public buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Walls Are Alive!

Clients have included the Edmonton International Airport, Microsoft, lululemon, SAP, ING, and various restaurants and hotels in and around the Pacific Northwest--known for grey skies and green scenery.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Of The Rest…Room

The Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Contest not only promotes a business, it also recognizes the effort made by facilities management teams around the country to put their best restrooms to the test.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Paris In China

The Atlantic reports: "As the saying goes, 'The way to live best is to eat Chinese food, drive an American car, and live in a British house. That’s the ideal life.'” There's the difference: live in a BRITISH house, not a Parisian apartment.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Do You Doodle?

‘Do You Doodle?’ competition seeks best whiteboard art from offices around the country.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Ding Dong Dell…What Is That Stinky Smell?

According to the latest rumors from the tech world, Dell has a smell problem, and it's having a tough time dealing with the negative press while the issue is being resolved.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Haunted Hospitality

Ghostly spirits make themselves as comfortable in America's B&Bs as living guests do. #throwbackthursday #tbt

FRIDAY FUNNY: Happy Happy Birthday Birthday!

On October 22, 1938—75 years ago—something happened that would change the workplace forever.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Future Of Flight…In Retrospect

Back in the 1950s, a team of architects and engineers (including famed industrial designer and creator of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Eero Saarinen) put together a brief animated film on behalf of Washington International Airport.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Reality Theme Park Puts Kids To Work…And They Like It!

KidZania allows kids between the ages of four to 12 to do what comes naturally to them: role-playing by mimicking traditionally adult activities.

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