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 […]
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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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Finnish Americans are a tiny portion of the American population, and yet they have made a big impact on American culture. Read on for 10 fun facts about Finnish Americans that Finns probably don’t know.
Photo by DonkeyHotey Some people might be celebrating Donald Trump’s Presidential win this week — we, however, think that there are countless other orange things that are worthy of celebration. Let’s take a look at 19 of them that deserve a little recognition too.
Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm, forcing gamers out into the fresh air. Many people are lauding the new game as a fantastically health-conscious move from Nintendo, a revolution in truly mobile mobile games. What many people don’t remember, however, is that Nintendo has been trying to lure you outdoors since the franchise […]
Finland’s history books are filled with inspiring and talented Finnish Olympians who are known around the world for their accomplishments. Ever wondered which of these sporting titans is most like you? Take our latest quiz to find out! Now you know which of history’s greats you’re similar too, why not got and check out some […]
What do a ranting cartoon 6-year-old and Donald Trump have in common? According to the creative redditors over at /r/DonaldandHobbes, plenty! The premise is simple: they find original Calvin and Hobbes strips in which Calvin goes off on one of his famous power-hungry tangents, and superimpose Trump’s head. The cut and paste jobs might not […]
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These days, Finland rules when it comes to mobile games. And yet, many people are surprised to learn that Finland’s gaming culture it a lot older than they think. In fact, the history of Finnish gaming, and the roots of today’s success can be traced all the way back to the early 80s. With the […]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a lonely senior in a foreign country? According to Statistics Finland, there are currently over 231,295 immigrants making a life for themselves in Finland. While the vast majority of these are of working age now, by 2040 many will be enjoying their twilight years. But what […]
When Welsh artist and illustrator James Iles was little, his teachers were worried about him drawing too many monsters. Even back then, he wanted to draw for a living. Today, based in Helsinki, Finland, he’s worked as a storyboard artist for British TV series like Sherlock and Doctor Who, and he has paintings in private […]
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