Tuesday, March 15, 2005

See Texas Lady, I like some made up holidays.

Happy St. Urho's Day



"Before the last glacial period, wild grapes grew with abundance in the area
now known as Finland. Archeologists have uncovered evidence of this
scratched on the thigh bones of the giant bears that once roamed northern
Europe. The grapes were threatened by a plague of grasshoppers until St.
Urho banished the lot of them with a few selected Finnish words.

"Heinasirkka, heinasirkka, menetaalta hiiteen." (Translated: "Grasshopper,
grasshopper, go away!")


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