Category: Curiosities

“Drinking alone at home in your underwear” and other Finnish emojis

The Finnish Tourism Agency knows what it’s doing and has released an emoji for the Finnish word: Kalsarikännit, which is quite unique and does only exist – as far as I know – in Finnish. It means “to get drunk alone at home in your underwear”. The Finnish Emojis The Finnish government promotion agency (ThisisFinland), which is part of the Communication Department of the Ministry…



The Heavy Metal course at the University of Helsinki

It is said about Finland that it is the country that has the most Heavy Metal bands per capita in the world. It’s a fact that I still have to check, as well as find out more about which other countries are at the top of the hypothetical ranking for a future post. But in the meantime there is a development in this part of…



Kaamos: the Polar Night in Finland

24 hours of darkness. Something that is impossible to imagine for most people in the world. But it happens every year in Finland, and people that go traveling to Finland during the winter will experience it. I never really had to face Kaamos, the Polar Night of Finland, but I did have to face lots of nighttime per day, which was very unusual for me….



11 inventions you didn’t know were Finnish

You already know that the Sauna is Finnish, that Angry Birds are too and that the Linux operative system comes from Finland as well. Because of that, we will focus this blogpost on Finnish inventions and innovations that are not as widely known but are definitely interesting. Let’s go. 1. The Molotov Cocktail This one comes with a recipe. Should I include it in our…




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