TIL there is a 900-strong haystack “Silent people” figure field in Finland, treated as an art installation and heralded as “example of Finnish strangeness” by international media

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  1. A Finn goes to his friend’s house to drink. He lets himself in, pours himself a drink, and sits.

    An hour goes by of steady drinking. He looks at his friend and says “Hello.” His friend says nothing.

    Another hour of steady drinking. He looks at his friend and says “So how have you been?”

    His friend responds “Did you come here to talk, or did you come here to drink?”

    Yes, Finns are different…

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