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Fines in Finland
In Finland, fines are income-based. In 2002, a Nokia executive received a US$103,000 speeding ticket.
In Finland, you are given a top hat and a sword when you get a PhD diploma.
There's a wife-carrying championship that takes place in Finland every year where the winner receives his wife's weight in beer.
In 2005, the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, insulted Finnish cuisine and joked that Finns ate “marinated reindeer”. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy. The name of the winning pizza was “Pizza Berlusconi” and it was made of smoked reindeer.
The equivalents of the English saying "That's Greek to me" are "This appears to be Spanish" (German), "This is Chinese to me" (Dutch), "It's German to me" (Philippines), "It's Hebrew" (Finnish), "It's Chinese to me" (Hebrew), "Sounds like Mars language/These are chicken intestines" (China).
In Finland, Valentine's Day is called "Ystävänpäivä" which translates into "Friend's day".
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.