Working in hi-tech these days guarantees a life full of pampering benefits. Not only do you get paid reasonably well, but the day-to-day is filled with liquid refreshments, standup comedy shows, a three-day weekend and the list goes on and on.
Look at Folkestone ‘tech’ offices. They have even added a slide in the open space so if one of the employees gets bored, they can go down the slide instead of (or in addition to) taking a coffee break. Between us, we thought it was intended for the employees’ kids. These days, workplaces will do anything to assure you come in.
Frankfurt Subway Entrance
It’s not always clear where to find the entrance to the subway. Signs are posted, but when people are in a rush, they often race right past the entry point. This is not the case in Frankfurt. Here, the U-Bahn entrance is bold yet playfully indicated. A large “U” sign marks the entranceway, but the sight of a subway train ripping through the sidewalk cannot be missed.
The architectural wonder is called Bockenheimer Warte and it was designed by Zbigniew Peter Pininski.
This is real. It is a picnic table built especially for squirrels. People who have one say it keeps the squirrels out of the bird feeders. It is a recent invention by a man in construction who was out of work. Watching the little critters in his backyard always entertained him, so he decided to build them a squirrel-sized picnic table stocked with their favorite snacks.
He posted photos of the adorableness on social media, and people wanted one. When he took it to Esty, he got 400 orders within 24 hours.
M Is for Mittens
This one is a perfect one for starting an argument between two siblings. Picture this. The eldest of the two siblings is outside in the backyard. The younger one approaches you and asks, where his sister is.
It wouldn't take more than "she's outside eating MacDonalds", to cause a massive argument as to why she is having junk and he can't.
Replace Tire Indicator
This takes the guesswork out of determining tire wear for the automotive novice. A technician can easily tell by looking at the tread if it is time to get a new set.
This tire, however, tells anyone that it is time to replace it. Once sufficiently scuffed on the road, right on the center of the tread, it says, “Replace Tire.” Now we just have to remember to look at it.