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3Back in 1938, Finland’s government decided to distribute a “starter pack” for all expectant mothers in their country.


The contents of these packs are:

  • Mattress, mattress cover, undersheet, duvet cover, blanket, sleeping bag/quilt
  • Box itself doubles as a crib
  • Snowsuit, hat, insulated mittens and booties
  • Light hooded suit and knitted overalls
  • Socks and mittens, knitted hat and balaclava
  • Bodysuits, romper suits and leggings in unisex colours and patterns
  • Hooded bath towel, nail scissors, hairbrush, toothbrush, bath thermometer, nappy cream, washcloth
  • Cloth nappy set and muslin squares
  • Picture book and teething toy
  • Bra pads, condoms


The best part of this is that the box that comes with it serves as the baby’s first bed; almost all Finnish babies have had their first naps in those boxes. Mothers are given the choice between the maternity package, or a €140 (around $157) cash grant; almost 95% of mothers choose the package, given that it is definitely worth more valuable than the cash grant.


Nowadays the box is pretty much a rite of passage for all Finnish mothers: making them some of the happiest in the world thanks to their government. It’s definitely much better to let the child sleep in a make-shift bed, instead of buying an obscenely expensive cradle that won’t get much use after the second year.


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The Simpsons have been around since 1989, and have become so famous that even non-fans of the show can recognize the main characters. One of the reasons why the show is so popular is the fact that it’s dynamic, and has something for almost every kind of viewer out there. Matt Groening and company definitely took the time, and effort to meticulously hide Easter eggs and references in plain sight of the viewers. It can be painful to search for each and every one of them, so we here at Gidy decided to help you guys out and scour some for ourselves.

So now, we present to you 16 of the best Easter eggs that you might have missed from The Simpsons.