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Man Smuggles Toys (And Joy) Into Syria (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Syria, children, Finland, toy smuggler, Rami Adham, Syrian-Finnish )

- 572 days ago -
He lives in Finland and risks his life to bring joy to Syrian kids. Meet the toy smuggler of Aleppo. 28 visits in 5 years. Started because his 3-yr old daughter wanted him to take all her toys for the kids (and give her a new Barbie when he came home!)
Finland Begins Controversial Wolf Hunt
Offbeat  (tags: Finland, wolves, wolf, hunt, sad news, animals )

- 819 days ago -
Finland on Saturday began a controversial wolf cull that gives hunters the right to kill around one fifth of the endangered animals, in a decision that has angered environmentalists.
Chainsaw-Wielding Fisherman Rescues Saimaa Ringed Seal
Offbeat  (tags: humans, environment, wildlife, Saimaa, Finland, fishermen )

- 827 days ago -
A fisherman from eastern Finland surged to fame in Finland after he cut a hole in the ice to help a stranded Saimaa ringed seal find its way into the water. He had been alerted to the scene by a resident who witnessed the animal in distress (VIDEO).
Finland Instructs Nearly a Million Military Reservists
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Combat, Reservists, Finland, Europe )

- 1064 days ago -
Finland has sent letters to nearly a million reservists to collect their contact details and remind them of their duties in case of combat, a defence ministry spokesman said.
The Animal Charmer and His Delighted Charges
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Finland, forest, Konsta Punkka, photpgrapher, arts, culture, environment, humans, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, world )

- 1172 days ago -
Forest animals in Finland are lucky to have Konsta Punkka around. This 20 year old photographer (who likes to also be known as the 'Squirrel Whisperer) has made a deal with the forest creatures.
Finnish Reindeer Pizza Named After Berlusconi
Offbeat  (tags: pizza, finland, italy, reindeer, victory, silvio berlusconi, new york pizza show, funny )

- 3598 days ago -
A new kind of pizza has arrived on the scene from the far north to make a very clear allusion to present-day Italian politics. It's called the Pizza Berlusconi after Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. The new pizza made its debut a few days ago
Treat's Over for Sweet Toothed Finnish Squirrel
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, animals, candy, Finland )

- 3879 days ago -
A squirrel that charmed Finland this summer by turning up daily at a supermarket for chocolate eggs has now been banned from the premises.

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