Today I Learned…

A poronkusema is a unit of measurement used by the Saami people of Finland, and is based on the distance a reindeer can travel before it needs to pee. It was once used to delineate a distance of around 4.5 miles, but now describes something that is simply far away. (From Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Eye-popping Oddities)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s