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This Cylindrical Pastry Is Finland's National Treasure
Most sweets are trash, Runeberg's torte is the one exception.
Crucified Ronald McDonald Sculpture Causes Absolute Shitstorm at Israeli Art Museum
Church leaders are not lovin' it.
The Best Places to Get Drunk in Helsinki During the Trump-Putin Summit
Where to get shitfaced as the world ends.
All Chocolate Easter Eggs Are Straight Trash—Except This One
The Mignon egg is hard to find outside Finland. But it's so firm and tasty that it puts those thin-ass chocolate shell eggs to shame.
Hooded Menace's New LP Mixes Gothic Romance with Sinister Death/Doom
Stream the Finnish death/doom stalwart's dark, eerie, and surprisingly melodic new album, out 26 January on Season of Mist.
Finland's National Booze Is Bottled in a Former Molotov Cocktail Factory
The drink itself is something so profoundly Finnish that it’s hard to imagine what Finland would look like without it. And not necessarily because drinking is inherent to Finnish culture, which is both a stereotype and true.
VICE Long Reads
I Went to the Karaoke World Championships as Soon as I Found Out It Was a Thing
The only time you’ll find people from around the globe coming together to wave flags at someone thrusting to "Pretty Fly For a White Guy".
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Passengers Board Final Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th
Finnair is changing the Satanic flight number after more than a decade of service straight into the gates of HEL.
How the World's Safest Country Produced So Many ISIS Fighters
Finland, which last week had its first terror attack, spawns the most foreign ISIS fighters per capita of Muslims.
Meet the Researcher Making Food Out of Electricity
So far, he's made a powder substance you can ingest a few different ways.
What It's Like to Transition in Different Parts of the World
From Canada, to Serbia and all the way to Australia – eight individuals talk about coming out as transgender in their respective countries.
Get Drunk and Take Your Clothes Off for Finnish Midsummer
Beer, potatoes, and herring in the land of the midnight sun.