Finland is a small country. It’s a statistical oddity that you know a Finn.

Given that there aren’t that many of us, it makes sense that you don’t really need to do much to get into the news. But sometimes I wonder…

Today the main article in one of the leading newspapers is how Matti and Mervi are breaking up. We’re of course talking about the very successful ski jumper – back in the 80s – and his wife breaking up for the 14th (seriously) time.

Yesterday we got to read how our prime minister changed her profile picture on facebook.

But the real story of the past days is how we’ve got a new news reader. That event was enough to draw in the second biggest audience for news this year.

The biggest audience tuned in to see one news reader retire.


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