If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
Want to visit a place with clean air? Really clean air? Maybe the cleanest of any urban area in the world? We check out a place north of the Arctic Circle that gets an A+ in the newly updated WHO Global Urban Ambient Pollution Database.
Norway’s neighbor to the east — Finland — will be celebrating its centennial in 2017. 100 years since independence. So, to mark the centennial, some friendly Norwegians have come up with the idea of giving Finland an unusual present: a mountain.
How did Finland moved having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons, where prisoners — even those convicted of crimes like rape and murder — can be gradually eased back into normal life.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is a Finnish punk rock band. All of the members have intellectual disabilities. But that hasn't kept them from winning the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is growing fast. The public transit system is already overcrowded, and there is little money for investing in new roads and highways. City planners say they need a better way for people to get around.