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A lot of countries have a Lion as their national animal.


(Finland's national animal is a bear)



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19th September 2018
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Mirijah

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3 months ago #9790345        
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In this summer, Estonia was voting for a national animal. The most popular one was... HEDGEHOG :D
It was fabulous. I think the tiny spiky creature would've matched us really well, as several other countries indeed have lions and bears. It won the public voting by a long shot. But the officials had a different opinion and now we have a wolf, as most probably do a few other countries. Oh well. Still a cool fella, but I feel sorry for the tiny and awesome hedgehog. It deserved to win!


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3 months ago #9790713        
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Scotland not riding around on a unicorn in the background is a missed opportunity


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3 months ago #9790153        
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The Latin word for Frenchmen, Gallus, was the same as the word for rooster, gallus. The French decided to adopt the fighting cock, one of the most vicious animals ever to have been domesticated (seriously, they are bastards), as their mascot. Thus, Brother France's rooster.

Of course, that leads to the obvious jokes...


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3 months ago #9790107        
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To be fair, Finland has a national everything.

National animal (mammal): bear
National bird: whooper swan
National tree: silver birch
National flower: lily of the valley
National fish: redfin perch
National insect (!): seven-spot ladybird
National butterfly (not an insect apparently): holly blue
National STONE (!!!): granite
National horse: Finnhorse
National dog: Finnish Spitz

We could not come to an agreement about the national cow.

We also have...
...a national poet, a national author, a national composer, a national artist (a painter), aaaaaand a national PHILOSOPHER.

And all of our 19 provinces have a provincial plant, a provincial fish, a provincial bird, a provincial stone and a provincial lake. Most of them also have a provincial land animal (a mammal). All of them have a provincial anthem and a provincial coat of arms.

Just to clarify, we take this sort of a thing very seriously. Just in case you have not already noticed.


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Ladoga

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3 months ago #9790678        
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No wonder why the French are so cocky.

LiTMac

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3 months ago #9790330        
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Scotland has the best national animal: the UNICORN!!!

3 months ago #9790191        
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It's jokingly implied that Denmark has two national birds. The official one is the mute swan, and the unofficial one is the grillkylling.

(Grillkylling is a popular fast food dish in Denmark. It's a deep-fried chicken half, served on a pile of fries, with pickle chips, remoulade and sometimes a salad or coleslaw as sides)


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Hinoron

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3 months ago #9790162        
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And the twist, of course, is how many countries with a lion as a national animal... actually have lions native to their territory?
This needs a half-dozen big dudes from African countries to just barrel in and shove these three off the stage. "Move aside, posers! Come back with one of your squirrels or something!"

3 months ago #9790151        
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*Walks in with unicorn*


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3 months ago #9790890        
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And lions don't even live in there (except in Zoo)

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