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


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

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.


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.

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