84. The Reindeer Limit

14 Apr

Reindeer 224,899, she gets to live.

FACT: Finland has many reindeer.

Thousands upon thousands in fact, unfortunately they are not too nice to the environment. Their excessive numbers cause them to severely damage ecosystems, reducing trees from their leafy glory down to nothing more than big sticks stuck in the ground. So Finland deals with this. It uses a number.

The number is exact and it is unforgiving, it is the reindeer limit.

By Finnish law, having any more reindeer than that is illegal. Simply, Finland is not allowed to, by its own law, have any more than 224,900 reindeer within it at any one time. Anything beyond this freakishly precise number and it is killed. So 224,901 reindeer are a problem.


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