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Remember Lordi, the scary Finnish band that wore masks, frightened children, and then went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest? The Finns were a little embarrassed of the band before the competition began, but because everyone loves a winner, the country now has full-fledged Lordi mania.
To wit, the town of Rovaniemi has renamed a central square after the band; Tarja Halonen, Finland's president/resident Conan O'Brien impersonator praised the band for doing "Finnish quality work"; and, our favorite, there are plans for Lordi postage stamps and commemorative coins, although we presume they won't be produced by the Franklin mint.
We guess the Finns would rather be famous for their crazy band than for the whole cell-phone innovation thing. Strange, yes, but it's hard to argue with a band that has Satan wings on their costumes.
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