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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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From wife-toting to swamp soccer, Finns play to win

From wife-toting to swamp soccer, Finns play to win | Finland | Scoop.it

 HELSINKI — This month, Finns are challenging the Olympic Games for the limelight — with world competitions in air guitar, wife-carrying and mobile-phone throwing.

And don’t forget swamp soccer, as if you could.

Those are just some of the weird “world championships” held in Finland that, while lacking the grandeur of the London Olympics, definitely outdo the Summer Games with a wild wackiness all their own...

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Five theme parks in Finland | Euro Travel Made Easy

Five theme parks in Finland | Euro Travel Made Easy | Finland | Scoop.it
Since the establishment, Linnanmaki Amusement Park has been the most lively place and the most popular view in whole Finland. There was a number of 1,000,000 tourists visited here last year. The park lies on the top of mountain which is not far away from the center of Helsinki...
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A tale of two tangos - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment

You wouldn’t expect Finland and Argentina to share much in common, separated as they are by an ocean, the equator and thousands of kilometres. But one film director is exploring the groove that unites both sides of the Atlantic: tango. http://fb.me/XGlU4uwU
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The Ice Pearl People shows winter magic for the entire family in the amusement park Linnanmäki

The Ice Pearl People shows winter magic for the entire family in the amusement park Linnanmäki | Finland | Scoop.it
Take part in children's Ice Pearl winter fest in Linnanmäki  Helsinki http://t.co/h9EwjeWs...
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Finland’s Supercell raises $12M for hardcore real-time social games | VentureBeat

Finland’s Supercell raises $12M for hardcore real-time social games | VentureBeat | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish game developer Supercell has raised $12 million in funding for its hardcore real-time social gaming business.

The investment shows the increasing appetite for investments in social games, especially those that hope to one-up dominant social game companies such as Zynga by providing a next-generation style of game play on platforms such as Facebook.
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