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Quite Interesting
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 Apr 17
Replying to @qikipedia @ToukoQ
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Sue-Belinda Meehan Apr 17
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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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Rob Burgess Apr 17
Replying to @qikipedia
Interesting, I use a similar measurement: The distance a Finn can walk before needing to urinate
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Jerry Kew #InformedConsent #fbpe Apr 17
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Don’t eat yellow snow
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Michael Donnelly Apr 17
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To be fair I use much the same for me too ...
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Dion Starfire Apr 17
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This sounds suspiciously like the old lie "In China/Hungary/Tibet/other-faraway-country, belching after a meal is taken as a sign of appreciation".
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Hollow Ornate Apr 17
Replying to @qikipedia
And that distance is.....? Details!
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Paivi Apr 17
Roughly 7.5km.
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Paivi Apr 17
Not true. Any EU citizen who lives permanently in the reindeer husbandry area is allowed to own them.
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Sue-Belinda Meehan Apr 17
Replying to @PaiviTen @qikipedia
When we visited Lapland, we were told that no one but the Sami peoples could own reindeer. Is it a rule that only applies in Finland perhaps?
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OrgaNik 🏁 Apr 17
Replying to @dstarfire42 @qikipedia
As a Finn, I can confirm it's real.
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Jenni Raappana Apr 17
There is no such rule. My Finnish grandfather wasn't a Sámi but yet he used to own a great herd of reindeer.
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Teemu Kuusijoensuu Apr 17
Could be up to 7,5 kilometers, according to Finnish Wikipedia.
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Janus Bahs Jacquet Apr 17
Replying to @qikipedia
Except ‘poronkusema’ is Finnish, not Sámi…
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claireslater Apr 17
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And how far is that?
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Sue-Belinda Meehan Apr 18
Thank you - we were told this when we visited Lapland a few years ago. Clearly it was wrong - message received with thanks! 🙂
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indus3 Apr 18
Replying to @qikipedia
*wondering how they came to use that reindeer asset as a measure of distance*
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Stevie The Fixer 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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