3. endure extreme heat in saunas (alcohol and ice).
Finland was once a part of Sweden but due to the most incompetent king in swedish history, Gustav IV, Finland was lost to the opressive russians.
Everyone was very sad however nowadays the finish and the swedish enjoy numerous fun stuff together, such as the Swedish hockey games wich is staged in Finland every second year and in Sweden every second.
People from Japan will make you call them "sama" (master) for 5 years and then aceppting you into the circle of friends, this will include a 5 hour long ceremoni.
See the difference?
During the age of the Vikings the Finns became exposed to both eastern and western influences. Vikings from Sweden used the Åland Islands (colonized by Swedes in the 6th century ad) as a base for their journeys of pillage and trade into Russia as far south as the Black Sea. Although they did not actually participate in these Viking expeditions, the Finns benefited by the growing contact and the establishment of trading colonies in their country by merchants from Sweden and Gotland. At the end of the 11th century three Finnish tribes had spread as far north as the 62nd parallel: the Finns proper in the southwest, the Tavastians in the interior lake district, and the Karelians to the east. Saami were also living in the wilderness to the north. No unified government or state existed.
Also the finnish lanuage has been known to have hella long words like:pelimannimusiikki(I think i spelled that right)Some 72 percent of Finland is still forested.
All Finnish people I have spoken to have been generally awesome, laid-back, hilarious metal heads. They also tell me Finnish beer is awesome, I have yet to try some.
Everyone is blond and blue eyed and pretty quiet, but they're nice. Finnish is an impossible language that sounds like ducks quacking at first...
Metalhead:I hail from Finland motherfucker!