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

Weird Wednesday

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Weird Wednesday articles below.


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Haunted Hospitality

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

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Weekday Exorcisms Not Advised

Facility managers have to deal with some unusual situations. But when it comes to getting rid of demons, well, that takes facility management to an entirely different level.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Back To Nature

In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Strange Bedfellows?

Three Holiday Inn locations are trying out a new way to provide guests a good night's sleep.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s Up With That Fly?

From New York to Amsterdam to Moscow and Singapore, flies are invading unlikely places: public urinals. Decals and paintings of the critters are being incorporated into the porcelain bowls in an effort to reduce the mess associated with public restrooms for men.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Table That's DeLightful

It can be difficult to start conversation among strangers, which is why RCA designer Thomas Urban Gardner has done his best to help "break the ice" with this groovy invention.

Weird Wednesday: ‘Twas the night before the night before…

Here are some unusual tidbits about traditions associated with the Christmas tradition.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Round And Round We Go

A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.

Weird Wednesday: A Man And His Toothpicks

Stan Munro of Syracuse, NY has an unusual profession: he builds with toothpicks. We're not talking about school project or Boy/Girl Scout merit badge caliber, but entire recognizable architectural monuments from around the world.

Weird Wednesday: My Home is My Casulo

This complete furniture set can be set up in less than 10 minutes and later disassembled and repacked like a standard pallet. No tools are needed in the process.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Great Indoors

A real estate developer incorporated an uncommon natural element into his home in the Catskills after harboring his idea for several decades.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Redefining The Computer Desk

Here's the ideal toy (uh, I mean tool) for folks with a passion for the latest gadgets and gizmos: the Quad-Core, 1-kW, Liquid-Cooled Desk.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Water From Thin Air

Dewpointe units create drinking water out of moisture in the atmosphere by using computer assisted purification technology.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: This Chair Rocks! (And So Does Its Light!)

Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Ancient Flooding Problems

Choices made by Egyptians digging burial tombs thousands of years ago may have led to present day problems.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: When I’m Cleanin’ Windows…

This offering is not so much weird as it is scary, but when you think about the jobs in the world that have to be done, well, it kinda puts everything into perspective. Have a look at this video.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Safely Down The Slippery Slope

In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Ants Go Marching One By One…

At one point in time or another, nearly every facility has a problem with unwanted visitors. Sometimes they come in the form of rodents or birds. In this particular instance, the office is being bugged.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Airport Planning FAIL

Gibraltar Airport is famous for two things: transporting British tourists to and from the Iberian Peninsula and its proximity to the city it serves. While incredibly convenient, this close proximity--less than 1/3 of a mile--creates some major problems.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: 500 Years Of History Down The Drain…Fortunately!

Earlier this week, scientists in Scotland came to the realization that a discovery from 1990 was actually quite significant: a 500 year old undisturbed drain was a goldmine for archaeologists from Glasgow University.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Wacky Rooms

Sometimes what you see is NOT what you get. Check out the following photos for an excellent example of the truth behind this statement.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Entertaining The Elephants

A high school student is busy creating amenities for the some of the largest residents of the Oregon Zoo.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Cover Your Can

Are unsightly garbage cans junking up your visual landscape? You can now camouflage your cans by dressing them up in an attractive covering!

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Vacation On A Shoestring

Travelers taking advantage of a deal in San Diego need to pack more than usual.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Floating World

The world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel, will incorporate the benefits of water into the infrastructure of the development.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Pod People At Work

The OfficePOD can even be positioned in a garden and is packaged as a complete outsourcing solution for employers.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Banana + Cement Bags = Lamp?

This one of a kind, handmade fixture by Domingos Totora and a team of artisans from Brazil is a decorative and utilitarian piece that reflects an adherence to ethnic ancestral style.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Why did the turtle cross the tarmac?

Air traffic at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport slowed to a crawl last week when a parade of more than 70 romantically inclined diamondback terrapins descended on the tarmac.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by Transformers.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Italian Design?

Italy is known for its distinct sense of design. Furniture manufacturer Tagliabue, founded in 1879, has introduced it Emmemobili collection, which is an excellent example of this unusual design sensibility.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Blame it on the GPS

One minute your childhood home is there. The next minute, it's gone. So are family heirlooms and other personal items. Why? Faulty GPS coordinates.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Pushing Your Luck

In Swaziland, sports authorities are up in arms about damage at the country's Somhlolo National Stadium.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Power Showers!

According to the results of a study conducted in the UK on behalf of Kohler Mira Limited, soaping up during the work day can increase productivity and creativity for employees in certain industries.

Weird Wednesday: An Unofficial NeoCon Preview from La-Z-Boy

Move over, Segway. Here’s the latest in furniture/transportation innovation. How much would your facilities staff love one of these to get around campus?

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