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PORONKUSEMA

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PORONKUSEMA

In Finland, there is a traditional unit of distance called the poronkusema which varies from 4.5-10 miles (7.5-16km) and is the defined as the distance a Reindeer can travel without needing a rest stop for urination

The variation depends on the age and condition of the reindeer, the size of its load, the terrain and the weather.

The word comes from two Finnish roots:
poro (reindeer)
kus  (slang for urine or piss). 


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