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The Sami people of northern Finland use a measure called Poronkusema: the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate.
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Mafï 17 Apr 18
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Sue-Belinda Meehan 17 Apr 18
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The Sami are also the only people in Finland legally able to own reindeer. As all of the 200,000+ reindeer of Finland are actually owned, there is no such thing as a wild reindeer!
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Paivi 17 Apr 18
Not true. Any EU citizen who lives permanently in the reindeer husbandry area is allowed to own them.
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Rob Burgess 🇨🇦 17 Apr 18
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Interesting, I use a similar measurement: The distance a Finn can walk before needing to urinate
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Jerry Kew #freenazanin #fbpe 17 Apr 18
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Don’t eat yellow snow
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Michael Donnelly 17 Apr 18
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To be fair I use much the same for me too ...
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Oisín 17 Apr 18
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Except ‘poronkusema’ is Finnish, not Sámi…
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claireslater 17 Apr 18
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And how far is that?
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indus³ 18 Apr 18
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*wondering how they came to use that reindeer asset as a measure of distance*
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Stevie The Fixer #Ban the Hashtag! 18 Apr 18
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It can't be a very accurate measure though - surely there's at least as much variation with reindeer as there is with humans going home from the nightclub - and that's a big variation!
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Sin Trenton 🎱 18 Apr 18
Very true. My cousin's wife's family had a reindeer named 'Ison rakon' in Finnish.
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