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Hops To It

Last week, Julia Galvin travelled from Ireland to Finland to find a "husband" to carry her over a 253-meter track to win her weight (120 kg or 264 pounds) in beer. The contest Galvin competed in was an international affair held on July 4 said to stem from a 19th century legend in which a notorious thief, Ronkainen the…

Foreign Affairs

That's it: We're moving to Finland. A bill is being proposed in their parliament to add an extra week to the already government-guaranteed 25 days of vacation a year plus 10 days of government holidays. The extra week is to be used for "love vacations" to reduce the divorce rate and to get the Finns to bond with their…