facts about finland (ii)

May 19, 2008

Back by popular demand!

6. They have the best schools in the world.

7. Helsinki and St. Petersburg are just 383 km apart.

8. The Finnish state alcohol shops are called Alko.

9. Church boats were used from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the last century to ferry up to 120 people at a time to church across large distances.

10. The new Finnish Foreign Minister is pretty goofy looking! (The old one was forced to leave over a stripper-SMS scandal.)

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