7 Finnish sayings that tell you all you need to know about sauna

No one knows sauna like the Finns -- after all, they invented it. Sauna has been a big part of Finnish life and culture for centuries, and although Finns no longer give birth in it or bathe in it regularly, it's just as important today as it was then: in a country of about 5 million people, there are 3 million saunas! Naturally, sauna has found its way into language as well. Finnish has tons of proverbs and sayings that show just how important sauna is.

Ihana kesä! The history of hot Helsinki summers, in pics

Finnish summers are short and sweet, but they sure can be spectacular! It's important to enjoy every single second of them before the long dark winter comes once again. In Finland, summer appreciation has been turned into an art form -- nobody soaks up the sun like the Finns do. Need some proof? Just take a look at these historical photos of Finns loving the Helsinki summer. Take notes, because you just might learn a thing or two.

Disruptive Decades: Technologies that revolutionised the 1920s

In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder gave the world the invention that all future inventions would be cheekily compared to: sliced bread. His revolutionary bread-slicing machine made such an impact that it inspired the popular idiom “the best thing since sliced bread”. Despite the idiom, we aren't quite as impressed these days by sliced bread -- yet many 1920s inventions really did change the world forever.