Your Daily 5 Nordic Facts : Finland

  1. Every year on the 13th of October, Finland celebrates an ‘International Day of Failure.’ The purpose of the day is to learn from your mistakes.
  2. Finland is called ‘The Land of the 1,000 lakes,’ but it actually has more than 188,000 lakes and 98,000 islands.
  3. In Finland, it’s normal for children read to dogs and cows to improve their self-confidence in reading and because these animals actually like listening and are extremely attentive.
  4. In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated on a percentage of a person’s wage. This means some Finnish millionaires face fines of over $100,000.
  5. The Finnish word ‘kalsarikännit’ means to get drunk at home, by yourself, in your underwear.

 

Sources that helped me find out this stuff: FactRepublic.com, Quora

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