Fun Finland Facts
1. Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
2. In Finland, a "poronkusema" is a measurement of distance based on how far a reindeer can travel before needing to urinate.
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.
4. There are currently an estimated 2 million saunas in Finland and 99 percent of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
5. Finland plans to make access to 100 Mbit/s internet a legal right for all citizens by 2015.
6. Every citizen of Finland has the right to an internet connection.
7. In Finland, speeding fines are calculated as a percentage of the offender's income.
8. Speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes.
9. The Sami people of northern Finland use a measure called Poronkusema: the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate.
10. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States. Finland is second.
11. In Finland, when someone earns their Ph.D., they are given a top hat and a sword.
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