Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Friday Funny articles below.
You may not even know today is a holiday, but it’s one that celebrates what is arguably one of the most important, and frequently used, inventions of our time: Toilet paper!
Homemade soap, shared ice cream cones, and outright bribery are just a few of the things desperate job hunters have tried to land a position.
Breaking up is hard to do. This floating house makes it a little bit easier.
The 2016 Olympic games are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janiero tonight. While it’s too late to make an Olympic team, there is another way you and your housekeeping team can celebrate the spirit of competition.
The San Francisco neighborhood's residents successfully advocated to build the facility, which has been described as an open-air urination hole, to stop people from urinating on local walls, bushes, and sidewalks.
Trick or treat! Find out where you can celebrate Halloween by ordering a Zombie delivered right to your door, or collecting the most candy possible
How well will your organization survive a zombie apocalypse? It may all depend on where your facility is located. Office near a cemetery? Good luck – especially if you’re in Providence, RI.
The creepiest, scariest, most disgusting things imaginable earned these attractions a spot on HauntedHouses.com’s 2015 List of Top 13 Haunted Houses in America.
In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.
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!
Almost seven years to the day FacilityBlog was introduced by Today's Facility Manager, it welcomed its 1 millionth visitor on Saturday, May 12, 2012.Started...
This week's Friday Funny is another one from the "you have to see it to believe it" file. The world of weird architecture is...
This week's bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience,...
Employees mix industrial safety and rap music.
What happens when Chicken Little comes home to roost in a municipal building? Ask members of the San Antonio Dangerous Structure Determination Board, and they will indeed say the sky is falling....and it's not pretty.
In honor of the Super Bowl, this Friday Funny article salutes an innovation that may literally shake up the way stadiums, restaurants, and other high volume brew purveyors serve their customers forever...but without the foam!
So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?
While this has been knocking around for some time, it's still quite funny. Imagine if Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today. Their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this.
The next time you want to make some sort of company wide announcement about a new facility management policy that may be slightly unpopular, you may consider the power of the pastel kitty and the strategic head tilt!
Genuine submissions of flashes of humor found in and around the workplace.
So the next time you're considering a restroom facelift, why not get creative like these folks did?
So often, the mall food court offers up a less than inspirational experience for patrons, employees, and people just passing through. But on November 13, 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 participants in this Christmas Flash Mob.
After discovering that a large number of people involved in CERN projects are accomplished musicians, ATLAS has taken the amazing step of recording and releasing an album.
For several decades, facility professionals have been told that technology will signal the dawning of a new age of efficiency and productivity. But anyone who has lost a presentation, a spreadsheet, a report, or an essential database due to a virus, worm, or other computer glitch would argue to the contrary...BIG time.
For facility professionals, restroom signs are pretty standard and straightforward. Or ARE they? Around the world, the universal language of biological necessity has a much more creative flair.
Now this prank has been knocking around online for more than a year, but I'm sure some people have never heard of it. It's pretty funny and purely harmless.
A series of viral, campy animations has been hitting the Internet over the past few months. These timely snippets come from the Hong Kong-based company, Next Media Animation. The latest covers the recent outbreak of bed bug complaints.
This Friday Funny actually ends the week on a bittersweet note, particularly for those who consider themselves fans of the late great Liberace. After 31 years of operation, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas will close its doors this Sunday, October 17, 2010.
A German inventor has come up with the Intelli Chair—a chair that emits sounds from seatbacks and cushions to suggest when users should make posture adjustments or take breaks from sitting.
This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an elevator.
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.
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.