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, Friday memes, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here.

Escher

Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.
classroom makeover

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.
Game of Thrones dragon

Friday Funny: The Environmental Impact Of Dragons

Dragons are game changers in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. But what would happen if these massive beasts really did roam the planet?
public restrooms

Friday Funny: Is Your Potty Peerless? Is Your Washroom Wonderful?

If so, it's time to get your public restroom the recognition it deserves as Cintas opens nominations for its 18th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.
Game of Thrones

Friday Funny: Dragons Fly In Las Vegas

Blizzards, a burning lake, and dragons (of course) all make an appearance as Game of Thrones takes over the Fountains of Bellagio.
underwater restaurant Under

Friday Funny: This New Eatery’s Already Under Water. (Literally.)

Submerged 17 feet below sea level, Under — the world’s largest underwater restaurant — gives diners from around the world a look at Norway's diverse sea life.
whisky

Friday Funny: A Mixer With A Twist

This truck may look like a typical cement mixer, but it’s really a gigantic whisky cocktail machine dubbed The Monkey Mixer.
electrical safety

Friday Funny: Add Some “Spark” To Your March Madness Fun

Electrical safety personal protective equipment maker Enespro PPE has launched a social media giveaway contest centered around the NCAA basketball tournament.
March Madness

Friday Funny: Mad For March Madness!

Managers and employees alike see positive impact on their workplaces during the fast-paced weeks of the NCAA Tournament each spring, according a survey by staffing firm Robert Half.
robot

Friday Funny: Can A Robot Hold Down A Desk Job?

Sure, it can do a backflip – but can a robot fold a piece of paper, pick up a paper clip, or laugh at your boss's jokes?
pig pets in the workplace

Friday Funny: This Little Piggy Went To… Work!

A Long Island, NY company has put a new spin on the pets in the workplace trend.
BitterWorld app

Friday Funny: Feeling Bitter? Need To Vent?

There’s an app for that. Artist Patrick Mimran has unveiled his new app BitterWorld, a platform for venting.
dispenser design contest

Friday Funny: Who Will Get Your Vote?

The polls are now open for the third-annual SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorite!
Super Bowl LIII

Friday Funny: Hey Bill Belichick, Who’s The Boss?

In advance of the Super Bowl this weekend, a Korn Ferry survey found that the Patriots’ Belichick would make a better CEO, but most would prefer the Rams’ McVay as a boss.
Super Bowl LIII

Friday Funny: Will The Super Bowl Make Employees “Sick?”

More than half of professionals know someone who has skipped work the day after a major sports event. How many football fans will show up for work at your facility on February 4?
ACE Mentor Program Greater Philadelphia Giant Jenga Tournament

Friday Funny: Giant Jenga Tournament Supports ACE Careers

Participants will test their steady hands and sense of balance at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia's Giant Jenga Tournament next month.

Friday Funny: Is A Tidy Office The Key To Happiness?

A cluttered work area can make employees unhappy and stressed. On the other hand, it could win you $5,000.
dog names

Friday Funny: Move Over, Rover

From Cardi B. to “Black Panther,” human names and pop culture were the most popular inspirations for dog names in 2018, according to an annual report from Rover.com.
business jargon

Friday Funny: Are These Workplace Expressions In Your Wheelhouse?

Here’s a list of the most overused business jargon of 2018. Share it, then circle back and let us know if it helps shift the paradigm for 2019.
winter wonderland

Friday Funny: Working In A Winter Wonderland

Inspired by all the things that can go wrong in your facility during this festive time of year, facility manager Charles Carpenter pens a “Winter Wonderland” song parody.

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