Famous Finns

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Simo Häyhä was a Finnish sniper in World War II with some terrifying stats. He was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers in only 100 days

Simo Häyhä was a Finnish sniper in World War II with some terrifying stats. He was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers in only 100 days

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Since we're on the topic of war heroes...the Finn...aka WHITE DEATH

Since we're on the topic of war heroes...the Finn...aka WHITE DEATH

Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio observed IC 1396, making a gorgeous image of it. But he wasn’t satisfied just doing that. He’d been playing with making 3D images for some time, and decided this might be a good opportunity to make a model of the structure of the nebula, and then create an animated GIF of it. <<< Go Finns!!

Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio observed IC 1396, making a gorgeous image of it. But he wasn’t satisfied just doing that. He’d been playing with making 3D images for some time, and decided this might be a good opportunity to make a model of the structure of the nebula, and then create an animated GIF of it. <<< Go Finns!!

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. The range of his work was immense, from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles to graphic art including the design of Finland's banknotes in 1955 to stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production to individual sculptures in several media. Wirkkala earned honors in numerous international exhibitions.

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. The range of his work was immense, from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles to graphic art including the design of Finland's banknotes in 1955 to stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production to individual sculptures in several media. Wirkkala earned honors in numerous international exhibitions.

Finnish Painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Albert Edelfelt Painting in the Snow in 1893. Burrr!!

Finnish Painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Albert Edelfelt Painting in the Snow in 1893. Burrr!!

Peter Franzén, Finnish actor

Peter Franzén, Finnish actor

1. Miss Universe 1952 – Armi Kuusela From Finland

1. Miss Universe 1952 – Armi Kuusela From Finland

Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor and composer. *** Birthday 30 June (1958) *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esa-Pekka_Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor and composer. *** Birthday 30 June (1958) *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esa-Pekka_Salonen

Simo Hayha – Finnish sniper in color, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Simo Hayha – Finnish sniper in color, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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