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: 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...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Peace With Bacteria

Science has discovered beneficial microbes that – like a microbial Pacman game ─ will eat many of the common soils in our...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: What Time Is It?

For facility managers, daylight saving time can mean re-synchronizing numerous clocks (unless your facility has invested in atomic clocks throughout), confirming that automated systems have adjusted their programming, and making sure any other time based tasks start and stop according to their schedules....Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: A Mini Skyscraper Is The Architectural Equivalent Of “Jumbo Shrimp”

The structural anomaly was the brainchild of a con man determined to scam inexperienced investors who had money to burn as a result of their oil...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering A Sense Of Humor, Revisited

Back in August 2008, I posted a collection of engineering jokes which is still one of FacilityBlog's most popular posts to date. Here are some more funny stories and jokes about engineers, planners, project managers, and the rest of the people involved in that...Read More...

Special congratulations to the national winners at Foothill Elementary School who collected a grand total of 81,741 pounds!

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Best Bowl Of All—The Recycle-Bowl!

More than 1,500 schools mark the third annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl® competition; 6.4 million pounds of recyclables...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Conference Call Nightmare

This amusing video from Leadercast captures all of the really annoying things about conference calls..."struggling with your access code, the dropped calls, the person on mute, the person not paying any attention, and of course everyone talking over everyone...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Angry Janitors!

ISSA has introduced a new mobile game, Angry Janitors, a free app designed to educate players on hygiene awareness while keeping them engaged and entertained. Are you keen enough on workplace cleaning to earn a Golden...Read More...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monk-E-Mail

Since Monk-e-Mail first launched in January of 2006, more than 50 million visitors have experienced what AdAge called the “third greatest human achievement, after only democracy and velcro.”...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Work Into A Laughing Matter

These funny quotes and sayings about work, jobs, and bosses will free your mind from the...Read More...