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December 04, 2007
Happy Birthday, Finland.
The declaration of Finnish Independence 90 years ago led to a year of
, but now
are marking the occasion with
engraved doves' bottoms
15 years ago
Here's a happy birthday song, then!
I like Finland and have sometimes thought about moving there. I think the dark/light extremes would wreck my head though.
Not only celebratory doves, but also a
Didn't uh Tolkien get most of his thingies from Finland?
The elvish language Quenya in Tolkien is
supposed to resemble Finnish
. Tolkien apparently learnt Finnish in order to be able to read
in the original.
The Python song should be elected our new national anthem. "The country where I quite want to be" sums it all up nicely. Possibly change "quite" to "almost".
ranks at the top
of world rankings for reading and "maths" (whatever
Oh fuck, there's a damn
in here. Now we've got to be all... "pc" about finland, I guess.
Finland is one of the three
least corrupt nations
in the world.
Finland is also the the home of the
original Father Christmas
Nuthin' but hockey players and F1 drivers.
UNICEF cites Finland as a good place for children's general wellbeing.
I should ship my kids there.
, a Helsinki street fashion photoblog.
Elias L�nnrott and Kainuu
The world's first skaters are likely to have taken to the ice about 4,000 years ago on the frozen lakes of Finland, according to a UK-based research team.