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.)

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Read It And Weep!

In celebration of the 161st anniversary of Herman Melville's great American novel, Moby Dick, find out what lengths a person will go to when prompted by a...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY BONUS: Men Caught Dirty Handed When It Comes To Good Hygiene

With Global Handwashing Day, just around the corner (October 15), a new survey reveals insight into Americans’ handwashing habits and it's not pretty. Consumer awareness of the importance of hand hygiene is grossly exaggerated, according to the survey...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: 60 Finalists Named in “Prettiest Painted Places” Competition

PQI began its search for the “prettiest painted places” by contacting state departments of tourism, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, historical societies, and Main Street programs in all 50 states. Eventually, nearly 200 towns and neighborhoods were nominated in the...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Play The Game And Save The Planet!

Imagine if you had the power to make the world a better place…how would you do it? Would you discover new ideas by playing a board game based on the concept of...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: CDC Helps Facility Managers Prep For The Zombie Apocalypse!

The CDC is taking the tongue in cheek approach to disaster preparedness in order to catch the attention of those who might not take the subject seriously otherwise. So remember, if you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Jumanji Comes To JFK Airport

Last summer, New York's JFK Airport was invaded by turtles—more than 100 of the diamondback terrapins slowly made their way across the tarmac, causing flight delays and generally wreaking havoc at the busy airport. At a news conference on September 20, 2012, Port Authority commissioners approved plans for a world class, $32 million animal handling facility at JFK. Terrapins...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: I ♥ Dirty Hands!

Facility management professionals are never afraid to get their hands dirty. Some even look for excuses to roll up their sleeves and get into the trenches with members of their maintenance crews. If you're itching to be rewarded (rather than scolded) for your dirty hands, jump in for your chance to win a trip to the Dakar 2013...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: A Happy Workplace Or A Sad Workplace?

Within the past few weeks, two studies examining the subject of happiness in the workplace have been released. And interestingly enough, the results were completely different. Where does your workplace fit? Is the glass half empty (as in the PARADE/Yahoo! Finance poll)? Or is it half full (as in the Marketplace/Gallup...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: It’s Not What You Think…

According to the original image, this is "Viagra's head office in Toronto, Canada. Seriously, it is!" At least according to the meme. Alas, this is not true. So where is this place and is the shrubbery placement significant? Turns out, the "unfortunate topiary" may indeed be...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Restrooms Will Never Be The Same

FRIDAY FUNNY: Restrooms Will Never Be The Same

An IT In The Toilet study shows Americans aren’t spending alone time alone: habits behind closed stalls have been modified by increased cell phone...Read More...