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.
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.
Helsinki was founded in 1550, but even when it was finally declared the capital in 1812 its population was less than 5000. To celebrate this magnificent transformation, to a vibrant city of the future, let's take a little peak at Helsinki of the past.
While we're all familiar with the modern version of the snowmobile, it turns out it has a long and colourful history, spanning more than a century. To celebrate this we're taken a trip down a memory lane and unearthed the coolest snow transports of all time. Wrap up warm and enjoy the ride!
Discover why Finnish immigrants were despised and feared, and how they had to battle against all the odds to build a new life in the New World.
Rock and roll legends live life hard and they live life fast. In the good old days, before everyone went to concerts smartphones held aloft, this made catching them on camera all the more tricky. Yet this never stopped talented photographers giving it a go.
When most of us picture the past we imagine it in black and white. Hardly surprising when you consider the history of colour photography. Although the first colour photograph was taken way back in 1861 by Thomas Sutton (the Englishman choose a tartan ribbon as his subject), it wasn't until the 1970s that colour snaps became everyday. Consequently, colourizing photos is the only way we can closer to our fantastic ancestors.
Dystopia, or the inverse of Utopia, the ideal society, is often thought of as a relatively modern literary genre, but in fact it has a long and fascinating history. Here's a quick run-through of some of the most significant volumes that have made us think long and hard about the societies we live in.
For many people today, The “father of the Beat Generation” Jack Kerouac epitomizes the romance of the open road and the passion of mad wanderings. He has...
The 1970s was such a turbulent, colourful decade that it’s sometimes forgotten that it also produced some the best loved TV programs of all time. The wealth of entertainment on offer was no different in the realm of science fiction, with tons of brilliant series gracing our screens. Such was the diversity that it’s tough to pick five, which we’d love to see make a comeback, but we set our phasers on retro and gave it our best shot, nonetheless.