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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.