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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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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We love photography in all its forms at Ink Tank. But what we love even more is sharing the creativity and skill of talented photographers with our readers around the world. Toni Garcia, whose fantastic low light photos are shown here, is one such photographer that we can’t wait for you to meet. Toni specialises in […]
What do you picture when you think of “Finnishness”? If you’re Finnish, you might imagine birch forests, sauna, and the Kalevala—cultural markers that are a vital part of Finnish life. And yet, many Finns are surprised to learn that not only have these markers of Finnishness found their way out of Suomi, but they’re still […]
Are you ready to make 2016 your best year ever? These useful websites will help you reach your goals. A new year, a new start! Making New Years resolutions is easy–the hard part is sticking with them. We’ve put together a list of our picks for the most useful websites that will get you one […]
Santa Claus has something of a dark past. The jolly and generous old man of Christmas that we all know and love wasn’t always so jolly—especially in Finland.
The official archives of the Finnish Defense Forces are home to thousands of photos taken during the Finnish WWII era. We’ve highlighted some particularly striking color photos of Finnish soldiers from their collection before, but this time, we thought we’d feature something that remains an icon of Finnish culture: the sauna.
Secret handshakes, arcane rituals, and covert political favors—mysterious secret societies operating in the shadows have intrigued people for centuries. Even today, there’s no shortage of conspiracy theories involving high-profile organizations such as the Freemasons and the Illuminati. But in the earlier days of the United States, secret societies were a practical way for groups of […]
Currently in Finland, like elsewhere in Europe, we’re hearing much about immigration and how challenging it is for new arrivals to integrate into society. Finns themselves, of course, have a long history of leaving Finland to live elsewhere. Sometimes, as refugees from war or famine, other times to simply try and make a better life […]
Finland’s history books are filled with courageous, inspiring, and talented men and women who are known around the world for their accomplishments. Which famous Finn from history are you? Take the quiz to find out!
Rare colour photos of Finland during World War 2 show the reality of war in a way that black and white can’t. We’ve all learned about World War II, whether reading about it in a history textbook or hearing stories passed down from a grandparent. We’ve also seen photos, grim black and white depictions from […]
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