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A Finnish university is making Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman a honorary doctor this summer.

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Local elections (for city councils) are up in couple weeks and here's something I didn't know or at least had forgotten: foreigners get to vote too.
Specifically, they must have had permanent residence in a town for two years, except citizens of Nordic and EU countries only need to be residents currently.
This adds up to about 5% of eligible voters.

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Finland is world's leading producer of caraway.
More field area is (commercially) used in Finland to grow caraway than to grow potatoes.

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First Taco Bell of Finland opened yesterday.

Finland is the first country to include "pulled oats" - a substitute to pulled pork - in the menu.

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In beginning of november 2017 it became legal for food products to include insects in Finland.
A "cricket bread" is now sold in part of country, but production is still limited due lack of crickets.

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Last night there was 3.5 earthquake in western Finland. This was strongest since 2000.
Quakes in Finland originate to Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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President of Finland takes office (I think) "first day of month following the election".
The first round of election is in January and second round in February; thus the length of previous and beginning presidency can vary by a month depending whether election is won at first round - as now happened for first time (though it doesn't make difference here since he was reelected, now his second term just is two months longer than first... unless someone wins next election in first round, then it's one month).

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The most common name given to boys in Finland 2017 was Leo.

Most common girl name was Aino.

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Today it's hundred years of what is considered the end of Finnish Civil War.

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Some random infographics about Finland.



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