This is not so much exercise-related post, but if you want to check out some facts and funny things about Finland and Finnish people, this article by British The Telegraph is quite good for that purpose.
They apparently got excited and wanted to know some more as some of their Princes were visiting Finland last week. I have also had a pleasure to have some visitors from United Kingdom in terms of research collaboration and one thing I did with them last week was to visit sauna and ice-cold water, several times. This is one of the things many Finns like to do as it is very healthy activity, and The Telegraph has written some stories also on this topic.
After only few days, December 6th, Finland celebrates its 100th anniversary since it became indepedent from Russia, and our national Statistics Center has also collected some nice facts about Finland supported by hard statistics. Before the year 1809 when Finland became part of Russia, there was actually no Finland as we know it today. Before the year 1809 Finland was part of Sweden and lots of Finnish administration and other principles dates back to those days.
Although Finland has done pretty well for a very small country during its 100 years of independence, there is still a lot that we can learn from Sweden and other countries, which we also try to do all the time.