Category: Curiosities

The strange park of Veijo Rönkkönen

If you were asked to name a statue from the top of your head, you’ll probably say “The Venus of Milo”, as it might be one of earliest encounters with sculpture we all had. But if you ask this question in the Finnish town of Parikalla, in the south-east of Finland and next to the Russian border, the answer will surely be the strange sculptures…


A hose: the strange device next to every Finnish toilet

It’s been a long time since I wanted to write about the hose that exists next to each Finnish toilet. Something like this: A strange apparatus to have in a bathroom: a hose. Source: Oras The first time I arrived in Finland, many years ago, I was surprised by this strange apparatus. I didn’t have time to test it during my first days, so I…


Mölkky: The Finnish summer game

First commandment of the Finnish summer: Spend as much time as you can outdoors. This is a good rule, which can be carried out in many forms (we’ll bring some ideas in the near future); one of those forms is the “official” Finnish summer game: Mölkky. What is Mölkky? Mölkky is a very popular game, a bit like bowling, except you can play it anywhere…