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Finnish Sports - Boot Throwing141 viewsBoot throwing, or welly wanging is a sport that actually originated in Britain, but has grown popular in Finland as well.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:24 AM
Finnish Sports - Mobile phone throwing141 viewsMobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in the year 2000. It is a sport in which participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique. The phones used vary not just between events but between competitors, with any phone that weighs over 220 grams being acceptable. At some events, the choice is down to personal preference from those provided by the event organisers, while others provide only one model of phone.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:24 AM
Finnish Defence Forces177 viewsEvery man in Finland is required to go through military training, ranging from 6 months to a year in service. Today it is not at all uncommon to see women in the ranks as well, as Finland has allowed women in the army for some years now.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:24 AM
Women in the army182 viewsMany of the volunteer women in the defence forces actually stay for the whole year, and rise up the ranks.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:23 AM
Coat of arms of Finland149 viewsThe coat of arms of Finland is a crowned lion on a red field, the right foreleg replaced with an armoured hand brandishing a sword, trampling on a sabre with the hindpaws. The coat of arms was originally created around the year 1580. The coat of arms is a common motif in many types of finnish jewelry and clothing.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:23 AM
Sauna, Olut Ja Terva263 viewsThe left sign says "Sauna, Karjala (a finnish beer) and tar".
The right sign says "All you need to stay healthy".

There is actually an old saying in Finland, that goes like "Jos ei viina, terva ja sauna auta, niin tauti on kuolemaksi." meaning "If booze, tar and sauna won't heal you, you'll die." As morbid as it sounds, it was actually meant to encourage a patient, and remind them that most diseases will heal on their own.
Nov 07, 2020 at 12:23 AM
We are never late because we chose the wrong train...312 viewsThe only finnish subway runs in Helsinki, and it's map is surprisingly easy to memorize.Nov 07, 2020 at 12:22 AM
You can get beer almost anywhere in Finland184 viewsBut only between 9am and 9pm. And no grocery can sell you anything with more than 4,7% alcohol in it. To fix that we have Alko. Alko is a state owned monopoly with high prices, made even higher by taxes. If you ever need to buy larger quantities of wine or drinks, it easilly comes cheaper to jump on a boat and go shopping in Estonia. Nov 07, 2020 at 12:22 AM
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