12 fantastic facts why Fun Bowling and Bar in Helsinki doesn’t suck

Bowling Balls. Photo by Joonas Tikkanen.

We all cling desperately to warmer weather and scattered sunshine, but once those notions are gone for good with the encroaching winter months, it’s beneficial to have sanctuary spots in Helsinki where you can grasp onto your remaining sanity.

Fun Bowling and Bar is one of those spots, and here’s why…
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8 surefire ways to spot a Finn abroad

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Every nationality has their own identifiable characteristics no matter how stereotypical they may sound. As a Finn I hardly recognize these behavioral traits in myself until I’m outside my home country, Finland. With this list you’re sure to never mistake a Finn for anyone else again, especially while traveling or residing abroad…

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JK Rowling destroys Brexit cheerleader’s breathtakingly bad Brexit analogy

There are countless reasons to love JK Rowling. One is her peerless ability to destroy the increasingly fantastical Brexit fantasies peddled on Twitter.

Previously she stepped into the debate to shut down a Brexiteer who blamed Remainers for the failing EU negotiations. Now, she’s displayed that skill in fine style against Leaver luvvie and Conservative MEP, Daniel Hannan, by showcasing the glaring flaw in his shockingly bad and utterly unverifiable Brexit analogy.

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Smile! 41 of the world’s happiest facts

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Looking for something to help chase the blues away? We love sharing happy facts here at Ink Tank, so we’ve rounded up 41 of the world’s happiest facts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

1. There are more public libraries in the US (an estimated 119,729) than McDonald’s restaurants in the world (35,000+)

2. Laughter is universal in humans. We all laugh in the same language.

3. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

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Novelty stores: 5 weird bookshops every book lover will adore

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Where do you get your fiction fix – the library? The local bookstore? Online? Well, it’s time to step it up a notch: sometimes the shop itself is as fascinating as the titles you’re there to purchase. Just look at Venice’s Libraria Acqua Alta, pictured above! Here’s five more weird bookshops from around the world that you’ll give your first editions to visit…
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19 surprising facts about Raiders of the Lost Ark you probably didn’t know

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When Raiders of the Lost Ark hit the theaters in 1981, it introduced us to the whip-cracking archaeologist Indiana Jones and kicked off one of the most popular film series of all time. The film was a major critical and popular success, earning the title of highest-grossing film of the year as well as a few Academy Awards. Its popularity remains strong today, and is often named as the best action-adventure in film history.

We love sharing facts about movie magic (like these 82 mind-blowing movie facts), so we’ve rounded up 19 surprising facts about the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Next time you watch it, you’ll love it even more. Let’s get cracking!

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50 reasons why you’re right to love Keanu Reeves

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Although you’d never know it to look at him, Keanu Reeves turns fifty today. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he’s played an eclectic mix of characters from Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons to Theodore “Ted” Logan Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and, of course, Neo in The Matrix. Yet unlike many Hollywood actors, Keanu is as loved as a person as he is for his acting. To find out why scroll on down.

1. His first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian.

2. Early in his career, his agent thought his name was too exotic. He has been credited in some films as K.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina.

3. He loves ballroom dancing.

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18 facts that will change the way you watch Orange Is the New Black

orange1Last year, Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black burst onto the scene and shattered our conventions about television viewing, quickly becoming one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed series of 2013. Taking place in a women’s prison, the character-driven series deftly combines drama and comedy, introducing us to a cast that has intrigued audiences with fascinating backstories and beautifully-written characters.

Orange Is the New Black returns on June 6th with its much anticipated 2nd season, so here are 18 interesting facts about the show to get you ready!

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