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: Are You A Vacation Saver Or A Spender?

Just in time for summer, a new survey indicates that four in 10 workers don't use all their time because they want to save days or have too much...Read More...

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Friday Funny: How Is A Building Like A Bowling Ball?

You may wonder how and why a building would have anything to do with a bowling ball, but the engineers out there will probably recognize the relationship fairly...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Wash ‘Em, Just Wash ‘Em

Jefferson University Hospital has elevated hand washing to an art form. The hospital put together an impressive video that serves as a tribute to the king of all music videos, Michael Jackson. This organization's latest effort to boost healthy hand washing practices is a video called "Wash...Read More...

While Chicago's iconic Marina City Towers are a landmark, beauty is in the eye of the beholder--at least when it comes to garages. (Photo: Wikipedia.)

Friday Funny: How Ugly Is Your Garage?

While every corner of a building isn't necessarily beautiful, that doesn't mean it can't be applauded for what it is...ugly and...Read More...

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Friday (Fitness) Funny: Workers Feel Like Beached Whales, Not Beach Bodies

New CareerBuilder survey reveals who is most likely to gain weight on the...Read More...

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Friday Funny: RecycleMania Yields 89.1 Million Pounds Of Materials

Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823...Read More...

Beijing national stadium; Architect: Herzog & de Meuron, ArupSport, China Architectural Design & Research Group. (Photo: WikiCommons.)

Friday Funny: Around The World In Search Of The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Sports Stadiums

On its trip around the world, Sports Management Degree Hub discovered the most defining element of a city's architecture—sports stadiums—can radiate the history and energy of a...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Fun For Those Who Dig Digging

Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill....Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Fish For Everyone!

Instead of being frightened by "Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex," they had a close encounter of the aquatic kind when the restaurant's massive decorative fish tank sprung a leak, sending diners, employees, and tropical creatures into panic...Read More...