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President Obama Mentions Finnish Metal In White House Speech

At the Nordic Leaders Summit arrival ceremony today in the white house, President Obama spoke about innovation from various countries, including remarks about heavy metal culture in Finland.

You can watch the full ceremony below (the part about metal starts right after the 6:30 mark) and a transcript of the entire speech is available here.

Obama commented: "I do want to point out that Finland has perhaps the most heavy metal bands in the world per capita, and also ranks high on good governance. I don’t know that there’s any correlation there. Thanks to Nordic innovators, we share our music on Spotify, stay in touch by Skype, and millions spend what would otherwise be productive hours on Minecraft, Angry Birds and Candy Crush."

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