11 wonderful ways the internet’s destroyed Theresa May’s “strong and stable” PR spin

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has now set in stone a mantra for the upcoming General Election. With the drearily predictable “strong and stable” repeated ad infinitum, May continues what comes naturally to her. That is, of course, sounding like robotic bureaucrat trying to imitate Margaret Thatcher’s airy arrogance.

Happily, the Internet has done what it does best and had some fun with her PR spin.

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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.

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Very Finnish Problems Episode 2: When the summer cottage is more labour camp than holiday camp

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Are Finnish summer cottages more labour camp than holiday camp? Very Finnish Problems creator, and Helsinki resident Joel Willans, discusses Finns love of forest work with Ink Tank writer Thomas Nybergh. It’s revealed that Joel doesn’t get to play with the chainsaw and that Thomas hasn’t caught a fish in his entire life.

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What’s so weird and wonderful about Finland? British-born Joel Willans, creator of Very Finnish Problems, discusses, with a variety of fascinating guests, what he’s learnt after 15 years living in his much-loved, adopted country.

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10 books about sport that every fan should read

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As much as we know you’d like to spend every waking minute following plays and tallying points and yelling at the referee, there’s always some dead point during the weekend when there’s no sport on TV and the weather’s too poor to risk a kick-about outside – at which point, what better substitute activity than to read a rollicking novel about sport, eh? So, for every armchair fan and every player consigned to the bench, here’s ten diverse titles to get you started.

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Disruptive Decades: Technologies that revolutionised the 1920s

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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”, which we still use even today. Despite the idiom, we aren’t quite as impressed these days by sliced bread — however, it’s still an apt example of the many inventions that not only defined one of the 20th century’s most dynamic decades but revolutionised the world.

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Meet the artist whose spoof movie posters are trolling Trump

Now Donald Trump has been president for a few months, we can officially add Trump photoshops to the list of “Things the Internet Loves”. So it should come as no surprise that people around the world have been getting creative with photo editing, and the result is tons and tons of amazingly hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, photos that show just how people feel about the newish president.

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More than sauna: The 6 most Finnish things to do in your 20s

The general interests of 20-somethings seem somewhat universal. Depending on location, though, the expression of these preferences often vary.

Finland is a small country and has a challenging climate (unless you’re very much into skiing), so young people have gotten creative. From adventurous spots for lovemaking to becoming an internet sensation overnight, here are ideas how to spend your 20s the Finnish way.
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