FAMOUS FINNISH THINGS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF
- •saunaThe sauna originated in Finland and is one of few Finnish words that has found its way into the English language.
- •MarimekkoA Finnish textile company often recognized by its iconic "Unikko" poppy print. Jackie O. was a big fan.
- •Angry BirdsYes, Angry Birds is a Finnish creation. Rovio, the tech company responsible for Angry Birds, is one of Finland's largest companies contributing to its move from an export economy to a knowledge-based technology.
- •NokiaThough Nokia was recently purchased by Microsoft, it was one of the world's largest and most iconic producers of mobile devices throughout the 1990's and 2000's. Remember how long those batteries would last? I guess it's true that they just don't make things like they used to.