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Biggest gold mine in Europe

Posted 4 Weeks Ago at 11:11 PM by Aleksis Kivi
The biggest Gold mine in Europe is located in Kittilä
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Provinssirock - Seinäjoki

Posted 4 Weeks Ago at 08:24 PM by Aleksis Kivi
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Provinssirock in Seinäjoki is one of the biggest rock festivals since 1979 in Finland and takes usually 3 days.

There are about 55.000 spectators each year.

http://www.provinssirock.fi/
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Sahti

Posted 17th-December-2008 at 12:23 AM by Aleksis Kivi
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Sahti - Traditional beer from Finland made from a variety of grains, malted and unmalted, including barley, rye, wheat, and oats.

Cloudy, mildly alcoholic beer with yeasty and phenolic flavors and distinct taste similar to banana.

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Salmiakki

Posted 17th-December-2008 at 12:19 AM by Aleksis Kivi
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Salty liquorice

Salmiakki - A variety of liquorice that contains a relatively large amount of ammonium chloride in addition to the liquorice root extract, sugar, and starch or gum arabic that constitute normal liquorice.

The canonical shape for Finnish salmiakki candies is a black diamond-shaped lozenge. This shape is so popular that in Finnish, the word "salmiakki" can sometimes refer to this shape, instead of the candy.

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Puukko

Posted 17th-December-2008 at 12:06 AM by Aleksis Kivi
The basic components of a puukko are a hilt and a blade along with a sheath, which can be attached to a belt.

The puukko's blade has a single curving edge and a flat back.

Traditional material for the handle is birch. (also Oak, ash, pine bark, horn, scrimshaw and bone).

Finest puukkos have blades of Damascus steel, and forging a blade using blister steel was considered the hallmark of a master smith.

Usage:
Tool for all kinds of carving
Clean the catches of anglers and hunters

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