Fun Festivals – Word Air Guitar Final

Air guitar enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Air Guitar season. Prestigious events are held in Germany along with Japan’s own elimination tournament. However, the crème de la crème of air guitardom is the World Final, held […]

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Fun Festivals – Cattle Calling Championship

Can’t speak Finnish, but still love to make yourself heard? Alapitka, Finland, puts on the renowned Cattle Calling Championship. Techniques of the champions are closely guarded secrets. However, successful participants tend to know the names […]

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Fun Festivals – Finnish Sauna World Championship

Relax while competing! Enter the Finnish Sauna World Championship. Simply stay the longest inside a Finnish sauna in a temperature of 110 degrees centigrade, 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Thousands attend the championship in Heinola, Finland, but […]

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Fun Festivals – Wife Carrying Championships

    Ronkainen, a legendary Finnish robber of the 1700s, had would-be gang members carry a heavy woman over an obstacle course to prove their strength. The annual wife-carrying championships in Sonkajaarvi, Finland derive from […]

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Fun Festivals – Cell Phone Tossing

Anja Heino practices tossing cell phones Be sure to make your way to Savonlinna, Finland during mid August* for its prestigious Cell Phone Throwing Championship. The traditional part has participants throwing the cell phones over […]

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Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland

Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland ° Are you a diner who shuns crowds, but loves saunas* and watching reindeer ? Do you love words with “aa” in them, such as “kalastaa,” the Finnish word […]

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Santa’s Beach Babes

Greek Entree LEMON CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon rosemary ½ teaspoon thyme 1½ pounds boneless chicken SPECIAL UTENSIL 9″ casserole dish PREPARATION […]

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Åland Semolina Pancake and Nude Winter Marathons

Finnish Breakfast ÅLAND SEMOLINA PANCAKE WITH PRUNE SAUCE INGREDIENTS – PANCAKE 2¾ cups milk ¾ cup semolina or Cream of WheatTM ½ tablespoon cardamom 4 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 1 cup flour […]

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Finnish dilled beef stew

Finnish Entree DILLED BEEF STEW (Tilliliha) INGREDIENTS 3 pounds boneless chuck roast 1 onion 3 tablespoons butter 3 ½ cups beef broth 1 teaspoon allspice ½ tablespoon coarsely ground pepper 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon […]

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Reasons why Finland is cooler than you.

This existence of mine, this head I inhabit is not easy to understand. If hard work paid off, I’d be 784 times poorer than the 1834 Poor Law. Some people in this world are convinced […]

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