Fun Finland Facts


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1. Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
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2. In Finland, a "poronkusema" is a measurement of distance based on how far a reindeer can travel before needing to urinate.
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3. In Finland all children (clever or not) are taught in the same classrooms. They take one standardized test at 16, and 66% go on to college.
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4. There are currently an estimated 2 million saunas in Finland and 99 percent of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
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5. Finland plans to make access to 100 Mbit/s internet a legal right for all citizens by 2015.
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6. Every citizen of Finland has the right to an internet connection.
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7. In Finland, speeding fines are calculated as a percentage of the offender's income.
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8. Speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes.
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9. The Sami people of northern Finland use a measure called Poronkusema: the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate.
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10. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States. Finland is second.
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11. In Finland, when someone earns their Ph.D., they are given a top hat and a sword.

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