Friday Funny Articles

Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes 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, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)

Durham Law School.

Friday Funny: From One Extreme To The Other – Worst Colleges And Best Law Schools

Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the...Read More...

Dog sitting on shoulders of worker.

Friday Funny: When Dog Days Are A Good Thing

While some facilities professionals have had to deal with the practical (and sometimes not so pleasant) hygienic aspects of pets in the workplace, employees can often benefit. If you have any dog tales to share, there is a contest out there waiting for...Read More...

Sheep with LED jackets.

Friday Funny: Engineering Bright Ideas With Sheep, Dogs, And LEDs

This 2009 advertisement from Samsung hints at just what can be done with LED lamp technology when put in the hands of ingenious Welsh sheep herders, their working dogs, and their...Read More...

Photo: Getty Images/Vetta

Friday Funny: Work Martyr Complex Conflicts With No Policy Vacation Policy

Study finds that fear of being replaced and poor communication prevent American workers from taking time...Read More...

toilet symbols.

Friday Funny: The Latest Fast Food Trend Is Waterless

Many big name fast food franchises like Starbucks and McDonald's are installing waterless urinals as a resource conservation...Read More...

Gerba and a student work on samples.

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Touch The Door Knob, How Do I Get In The Building?

Contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within two to four hours, the virus could be detected on 40% to 60% of workers and visitors in the facilities and among commonly touched...Read More...

mindful

Friday Funny: Millennials Can Cope With Many Things…Except Stress

Research by PsychTests.com indicates that while Millennials possess distinct skills and traits that differentiate them from older generations, they still struggle to deal with the stress...Read More...

Wall paneling from school bleachers.

Friday Funny: Repurposing With A Purpose

Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice...Read More...

No Chair

Friday Funny: Sitting Without A Chair

Would you trust a Chairless Chair to support your body weight? Or is it just a gimmick that's cashing in on the robotics craze? What do facility managers and engineers...Read More...

ConstructionKids

Friday Funny: Pre-Schoolers With Power Tools

In the hopes of spreading "the joy of building, revising, and repairing," the goal of the program is to introduce youngsters—perhaps facility managers or engineers of the future—to materials and tools while learning the basics of individual work and...Read More...