Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm, forcing gamers out into the fresh air. Many people are lauding the new game as a fantastically health-conscious move from Nintendo, a revolution in truly mobile mobile games. What many people don’t remember, however, is that Nintendo has been trying to lure you outdoors since the franchise […]
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About Kathleen Harris
Digital Producer at Ink Tank Media, Kathleen has a background in Linguistics, with a BA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA from the University of Helsinki. When she’s not researching and writing the articles that you read here, she enjoys reading, binge-watching TV series, and gaming.
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Finland’s history books are filled with inspiring and talented Finnish Olympians who are known around the world for their accomplishments. Ever wondered which of these sporting titans is most like you? Take our latest quiz to find out! Now you know which of history’s greats you’re similar too, why not got and check out some […]
What do a ranting cartoon 6-year-old and Donald Trump have in common? According to the creative redditors over at /r/DonaldandHobbes, plenty! The premise is simple: they find original Calvin and Hobbes strips in which Calvin goes off on one of his famous power-hungry tangents, and superimpose Trump’s head. The cut and paste jobs might not […]
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These days, Finland rules when it comes to mobile games. And yet, many people are surprised to learn that Finland’s gaming culture it a lot older than they think. In fact, the history of Finnish gaming, and the roots of today’s success can be traced all the way back to the early 80s. With the […]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a lonely senior in a foreign country? According to Statistics Finland, there are currently over 231,295 immigrants making a life for themselves in Finland. While the vast majority of these are of working age now, by 2040 many will be enjoying their twilight years. But what […]
When Welsh artist and illustrator James Iles was little, his teachers were worried about him drawing too many monsters. Even back then, he wanted to draw for a living. Today, based in Helsinki, Finland, he’s worked as a storyboard artist for British TV series like Sherlock and Doctor Who, and he has paintings in private […]
Tired of seeing uninteresting drivel on your Facebook feed? These Finnish Facebook pages are here to help. Amidst the photos of old acquaintances’ babies, humble-bragging status updates, and ads, Facebook can quickly become a hassle. But with just a few “likes”, you can transform your Facebook feed into a magical place that actually makes you […]
What does sisu mean to you? Most Finns will tell you that sisu is perseverance, guts, grit, or willpower. They’ll probably also quickly mention that sisu is a Finnish concept that has no translation in other languages. When prodded, however, many Finns will give a lengthier explanation of what sisu means to them personally, whether […]
Finnish Americans make up just a tiny slice of the American pie, at only 0.2% of the population. And yet, there are tons of talented celebrities and influential Americans who can claim Finnish heritage. We’ve dug deep into the past and rounded up a list of famous Finnish Americans—do you think you know who we […]
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