Entries by Julie Anderson

Pokemon NO: Finland’s 13 worst PokeStops

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you’re probably aware that approximately 90% of the world’s population is completely obsessed with Pokemon GO. The new mobile game has gamers venturing outdoors to capture Pokemon and visit PokeStops in the real world. PokeStops, where players can find items such as potions […]

Midsummer madness: 12 retro juhannus photos that show how Finns partied in the past

Empty streets, silent cities, closed shops — wait, what kind of holiday is this Juhannus?! The utter deadness of Finnish cities at Juhannus, or Midsummer, often leaves unsuspecting foreigners baffled. Unlike the raucous celebrations of Vappu in Finnish city centers, Midsummer is all about escaping the hectic city lifestyle. Most Finns flock to the peace […]

11 of the world’s weirdest and coolest saunas

Sauna is one of Finland’s most treasured traditions. For centuries, Finns used the sterile environment of the sauna for personal hygiene, births, cooking, and of course, relaxation. Considered a luxury in many other countries, saunas are a necessity in Finland. Even the Finnish soldiers of World War II constructed their own makeshift saunas out in […]

5 fascinating facts you didn’t know about Albert Einstein

What do we really know about Albert Einstein? Hair that would stump Vidal Sassoon, a lab coat that’s seen better days, a very complicated set of theories that, oh, revolutionised the way we think about time and space and just about everything – sure. But there’s more to a genius than grooming and publications. Here’s […]