In 1917, Finland (or Suomi) was liberated from the Russian Republic and became an independent nation. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, which of these facts related to the Nordic country do you find the most interesting?
Results of 341 votes:
1.Finland is called The Land of a Thousand Lakes for a reason. The country has exactly 187,888 lakes, as well as 179,584 islands. Both are world records.
2.J.R.R. Tolkien was very fascinated with Finland and got many inspirations for his writings from the Finnish language and literature. A major influence for The Silmarillion was the Finnish epic Kaleva…
3.This small nation of only 5 million have come up with some really cool inventions through the years, like the heart-rate monitor, Angry Birds, salty liquorice (salmiakki), ice skates, Nokia phones, th…