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Cliches and expressions give us many wonderful figures of speech and words in the English language, as they evolve via use and mis-use alike. Many cliches and expressions – and words – have fascinating and surprising origins, and many popular assumptions about meanings and derivations are mistaken. These cliches, words and expressions origins and derivations illustrate the ever-changing complexity of language and communications, and are ideal free materials for word puzzles or quizzes, and team-building games…
Funny courtroom quotes, questions and witness statements
Real funny quotes from insurance claims
Family fortunes funny wrong answers
Real wrong and funny family fortunes answers
The (allegedly real) quotes from letters to islington councils housing department
This is a variation of a famous magic trick which over the years has appeared in different forms
Tree swing cartoon pictures (early versions)
The tree swing or tire swing funny diagrams – for training, presentations, etc
How to make a baking foil horse – pics and instructions
Instructions for making a horse from a sheet of baking foil – and a giraffe
New tree swing cartoons – extending the tree swing or tire swing funny diagrams – for training, presentations, etc
Alternative dalai lama personality test
The famous Dalai Lama personality test started as a chain letter around the year 2000. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Dalai Lama, and as a psychometrics instrument it can technically best be described as a load of nonsense.
Clever and funny puns – new, original, classic, corny – amusing, educational, wordplay trivia and curiosities
Puzzles and Conundrums – more complex
Puzzles, conundrums and lateral thinking exercises help team building, motivation, and will warm up any gathering. Puzzles and conundrums like these are great brain exercises, and are good illustrations of how the mind plays tricks.
More real wrong and funny weakest link answers
Scrambled words examples for language, communications and brain training
Scrambled, jumbled words, illusions, and language recognition theory
Juggling and plate spinning instructions
Juggling and learning how to juggle provide numerous team building and motivational opportunities. Juggling exercises are great warm-ups for training and conferences – juggling is fun, different and memorable. Juggling, and learning how to juggle are mentally and physically stimulating.
This incredible optical illusion tricks the brain into seeing colours as the brain thinks they should be, rather than as they actually are.
Ditloids puzzles provide an easy source of materials for organizational development and team building exercises, team building games and quizzes of all sorts.
Toys and gadgets, novelty items for amusing prizes, awards, gifts, etc.
Cybernetics is the science of control and communications in animals, including humankind, and machines. The study of cybernetics has been used in various ways since ancient times to attempt to explain and understand and manage the effective workings of all manner of systems – social, organisational, animal, mechanical, electronic and others. As such, the cybernetics concept (notably the first law of cybernetics) is immensely relevant to the modern development of management, and ones own role and potential within systems of all kinds.
Fantasticat is a concept for teaching and learning and for helping people – particularly children, but grown-ups as well – to identify, express and focus on their own unique personal talent and potential.
Free trivia questions, lateral thinking puzzles and exercises – free answers too!
Free trivia questions and puzzles answers for team building games and quizzes
Free trivia questions and answers, lateral thinking puzzles and answers
Role Playing and role play games process and tips
Free role playing games ideas and theory for employee training, motivation, team building and development
Funny Videos for amusement and activities
TV comedy shows can be used for teaching and training, learning discussions, and teamworking.
Ethical questions to test your personal ethics and moral judgment – for debates, discussion, and personal development
Inspirational and motivational quotes for leadership, self-development, training, teaching, writing, speeches, and simply to help you feel good – funny sayings and useful maxims are here
Rudyard Kiplings (1865-1936) inspirational poem If first appeared in his collection Rewards and Fairies in 1909. The poem If is inspirational, motivational, and a set of rules for grown-up living
Aesops Fables – stories and analogies for training and communications
Air Traffic Controllers Funny Quotes
Real (allegedly) funny air traffic controllers and pilots conversations
Murphys Plough – positive thinking story
The murphys plough positive thinking story
Free Posters – motivational, inspirational, funny
free posters – motivational posters, inspirational posters, funny posters, safety posters – famous quotes and funny sayings posters – free posters for work, offices, education and fun
Free posters of quotes, motivational, inspirational and funny sayings – free posters for work, offices, education and fun
Funny quotes, motivational maxims, principles and rules, for training, writing, speeches, love and work
The inspirational love poem by Maria Hennings Hunt … most obviously a love poem, it can mean different things to different people. Please use this wonderful poem freely. Share it…
Put the big rocks in first – plan time slots for big important tasks, otherwise urgent small demands will leave no space
Downloadablemental concentration and information processing test
Downloadable win-win game – based on the prisoners dilemma puzzle
Illustrations and analogies for motivation, inspiration, learning and training
Real ale – for life-balance, healthy mind and body, and lessons about business development, markets, culture and quality
Books for training, self-development, language, and inspirational ideas
Inspirational, motivational and enlightening books for personal and self-development
Explanation of cosmology, the universe and potentially everything
The field of Intelligent Buildings, Intelligent Homes, Building Management Systems (BMS) encompasses an enormous variety of technologies, across commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic buildings, including energy management systems and building controls
air traffic controllers funny quotes
alternative dalai lama personality test
desiderata – inspirational poem and history
family fortunes funny wrong answers
if – the inspirational poem by rudyard kipling
ladder theory of sexual relationships
murphys plough – positive thinking story
free posters – motivational, inspirational, funny
quotes, maxims, rules, amusing extracts
quotes – inspirational motivational
stories, research findings and analogiescompany policy analogypavlovs dogs
tree swing cartoon pictures (early versions)
universal love poem – send it to someone you love
weakest link funny answers: (1), (2), andcorrect answersto these questions
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