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Friday Funny

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.

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Siemens Energy has developed a free online game that challenges the user to design a sustainable energy system for a city.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Power Play!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Power Play!

Siemens Energy has developed a free online game that challenges the user to design a sustainable energy system for a city.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Kids Will Be Kids

With the end of each academic year comes a new wave of student pranks. FacilityBlog has posted about them before, but this is a new one. In fact, in Simi Valley, it's an open and permanently shut case of senioritis at Royal High School. And officials don't see it as a laughing matter.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “Reaping” The Benefits Of Workplace Safety

Here's small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced...A Reaper's Guide to OHS. This four minute safety scene can be shown as an icebreaker for any workplace safety training session.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Bring Your Own…Toilet Paper?

Municipalities are getting creative with budgetary matters, but one Missouri town took things a bit too far. In Windsor, officials even started a fundraising campaign to collect money for toilet paper, claiming that budgets had been exceeded.

FRIDAY FUNNY: An Escherian Stairway Exists?

Could Escherian Stairs really be hidden in some ignored corner of the RIT campus? When is a myth no longer a myth? Is it when enough people buy into it to make it true?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Elevating Excel To An Art Form

What will you do when you retire? If you're considering the possibility of creating amazing pieces of art using Excel, well, someone else is already doing it.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Ticket Please!

Here's a little joke about engineers and HR professionals that may have been bouncing around on the web for some time.

FRIDAY FUNNY: National Pretzel Day!

National Pretzel Day is an unofficial food holiday that is celebrated annually on April 26. On this day, fans of these treats pay tribute to pretzels of all kinds.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!

For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Who Will Claim “Top Of The Bowl” Bragging Rights For 2013?

Cintas’ annual “Bowl Game” is back—recognizing “top 10 places to go—when you’ve got to go”—as the company kicks off its 12th annual America's Best Restroom contest.

FRIDAY FUNNY: GE’s Jack Welch – Power Broker Or Comic Book Hero?

Graphic novels are big business, and so is Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric. With the release of “Political Power: Jack Welch," aspiring business moguls must take note: when a graphic novel comes out about you, you're officially a success.

FRIDAY FUNNY: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations…And Workplace Consequences

Apparently, folks have already started gearing up for St. Patrick's day, which means some employers are preparing for productivity slumps later in the day. These will begin with Friday afternoon liquid lunch lags and stretch into Monday hangover "sick day" call outs.

FRIDAY FUNNY: How Far Can Data Center Energy Savings Take You? (INFOGRAPHIC!)

This Friday Funny is more fun than funny, since it takes facility managers on a little journey to illustrate the effectiveness of energy savings in data centers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Mind Blowing Rubik’s Cube Juggling AND Solving

Check out Ravi Fernando, aka "Sir Ravi the Juggler," a Standford University mathematics undergraduate student who can solve a Rubik's Cube while juggling.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Not All Field Tests Are Successful

Two goofy engineers have their way with some technology and prove that not every field test is a success.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Late Again? Try One Of These Excuses!

Traffic is the most common culprit causing tardiness according to 31% of workers. But not all employees blame jammed roads.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Outgoing Energy Secretary Chu Gets Parody Farewell From the ONION

Chu was viewed by many as a formidable foil on several controversial subjects—ranging from climate change to hydraulic fracturing to the viability of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima age. However, few of his critics could anticipate one aspect of Chu's character: his unflappable sense of humor.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Bovine Boosters Buoy Bowl

On the farm in Michigan, methane gas is being captured before it enters the atmosphere. This action generates registered carbon credits, which Entergy is purchasing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from Super Bowl-related activities.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Gaga Over Neverland

Either the eccentric songstress is purely seeking publicity or she is genuinely enthusiastic over the prospect of taking on a project more massive than Michael Jackson's plastic surgery obsession....or both.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hand Sanitizer To The Rescue!

Nothing about having the flu is particularly funny, but one man's attempt to exploit his germs is certainly weird, if not comical. Last year, Fred Parker of Coolspring Township, OH attempted to hold up a local business in Sharon, PA by threatening to spread an antibiotic resistant staph infection.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Ditch The Denim—Dust Off The Tux?

Some employees are taking the concept of dressing up to the extreme, sporting top hats and their "Sunday best" on Fridays. For them, the idea is to break the monotony of flip flops and flannel; some West Coast companies also like to do it in order to surprise East Coast guests who may be visiting for a meeting.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Can A New Office Chair Help Melt Away The Winter Blahs?

Some workplace experts suggest escaping the office winter blues with bright colors: cheerful shades can help workers beat seasonal doldrums.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Infrastructure Gets An Extra Bounce

Is there any new approach to infrastructure that hasn't already been tried? A trampoline! At Russia's Archstoyanie festival, that was the answer delivered by the Estonian architectural studio, Salto.

FRIDAY FUNNY: E-Mail Privacy Measures Protect Infamous Interoffice Exchanges

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Senate Judiciary Committee took action to make it more difficult for law enforcement officials to access old e-mails without a warrant. And while privacy advocates are applauding the move, it would be hard to deny the fact that the new law would have put the following fictitious e-mail exchange "off limits."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workplace One Liners

These little workplace humor tidbits were originally posted by Lane Olinghouse. Feel free to add your own in the comments section or share over the table at Thanksgiving (or any family dinner, for that matter).

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some Post-Hurricane Humor

Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Accentuate The Positive, Eliminate The Negative

One innovative and mobile app enabled device could provide a place for people to relieve themselves outside while turning a nuisance (public urination) into a nutrient for hungry bamboo biofilters.

FRIDAY FUNNY: October 23 is Punch Your Co-Worker Day!!

Study the rules, break out your list of folks who you want to punch the living day lights out of, and get to it.....and have a great day!

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