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  1. Sauli Niinistö

    Finnish President Talks Parsnips on Radio

    They introduced him as “Sauli from Naantali.” But Finnish listeners of public radio show Nature Evening know him best as President Sauli Niinistö. Politicians there tend to be treated as normal, rather than as celebrities, but the show’s host was still surprised to hear the country’s chief executive call in to discuss the invasive spread of wild parsnips. After reflecting on the wonders of nature, many are wondering when he’ll focus his gaze on the country’s tanking finances and whether the euro is really helping Finland bloom. 

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