Coming up with product names that work in all languages is a tricky business. Most companies do name checks to ensure any new names work in their main markets. However, that rarely covers all countries. Consequently, there are plenty of occasions when a name that sounds great in one language has a very different meaning in another.
The French President Emmanuel Macron visited Finland this week. Amidst all the pomp and splendour of his mini-break, he popped into one of Helsinki Market's tent cafes for a quick coffee with Sauli Niinistö. It was not what he was expecting.
Much to the amazement of practically the entire country, in 2018 the UN declared Finland to be the happiest country on Earth. The UN stated that Finland did marvellously when it came to income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. However, let's take a look at the real reasons Finns are so happy.
Finland represents many things to many people. So, how do you get a true perspective of what the country is really like? One very effective, and fun way, is to look at some of the fun maps shared by Finland's most popular social media publisher, Very Finnish Problems. Here's nine that give you a fabulous picture of a fantastic country.
Two years ago, Boris Johnson promised us “sunlit uplands” after Bexit. Unsurprisingly, with every day that passes, this is proving […]
Finns are well-known for their calm manner and stoic nature. So much so it takes a lot to get Finnish people riled up. Losing to Sweden (again) at ice hockey, beating the world at ice hockey or beating Sweden at anything being notable exceptions. However, is it possible that Black Friday has changed this forever.
There are more saunas than cars in Finland. So, there's no escaping this sizzling delight. Best selling author of 101 Very Finnish Problems, Joel Willans shares his top tips to ensure your first sauna is one to remember...for all the right reasons.
Just over a year after the British marginally voted to self-destruct by implementing an advisory referendum with bewildering fantasticism, the negotiations have finally kicked off. Needless to say, the Tory Brexit government is floundering already. Just how badly is beautifully demonstrated by these cartoonists
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.
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.