Finland celebrates independence day on December 6 by watching a stuffy ball on TV. Read on for some more weird independence day traditions around the world.
A Finnish developer has sold over a million's worth of a tedious simulation of tuning an old car in the Finnish countryside. Why? The game needs to exist.
Fact: Slush brings capital, opportunity and mindshare to the Finnish tech scene. Also true: you may need help recognizing toxic tech startup cliches.
Finns have always had an unusual relationship with alcohol. As far back as the 18th century, the French enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu referred to Finns as heavy drinkers. Consequently. despite the end of prohibition in 1932 alcohol remains under strict regulation. One result of this is a wide variety of peculiar Finnish alcohol laws.
To get a grasp of the UK's garbage media landscape an outsider need look no further than The Daily Mail. Founded in 1886 for the newly literate lower-middle class, it's now a foghorn for daily blasts of xenophobia, racism and sexism.
CNN's Alpine Edge reporter Christina Macfarlane tried the traditional Finnish dip through a hole in the ice. Why? We'll explain this crazy pastime.
Finland has long been a bit of an exotic destination for adventurers. But if you can't make the trip, don't worry. We've rounded up the best books about Finland by foreigners, so you can enjoy Suomi from the comfort of your couch.
Party like it's 1999: Finnish power metal band Battledragon covers and remakes Bomfunk MC's video from a bygone era of Minidisk Walkmans and cool remotes.
The West is entering a period of instability as self-confessed sexual predator, race-baiter, xenophobe and Islamophobe D.J Trump becomes president of the USA. Read reactions to the insanity that's in store.