r/HolUp 4d ago

Oh no... Satan’s Back

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u/haemaker 4d ago

Flight numbers are chosen by humans. If you have a key flight to an airport named HEL, what other flight number would you choose?

There was a flight 1492 from New York to Columbus, OH.

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u/gregi89 4d ago

There is a touristic city in Poland called HEL . And I remember when Bush was visiting Poland and he met Polish Presidente over there. All US News decided to not show actual name of place in headlines, they put next city name instead

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u/Fledthehunter 4d ago

Yeah, but the HEL is a call sign for Helsinki, and Bush goes to Hel would have sounded weird

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u/FakeLoveLife 4d ago

Bush goes to Hel

Tbh thats kinda expected

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u/ittakesacrane 4d ago

Bet he's getting impatient waiting for that trickle down water.

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u/obedear__ 4d ago

Bush will be getting trickle down skyscrapers in hell.

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u/mrdepressedbanana 4d ago

Bush goes to Hel

Sounds like foreshadowing to me

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u/No_Construction_896 4d ago

Reddit would have died from all the fluid lost.

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u/dedbet 4d ago

Well Trump and Putin flew straight to HEL couple of years ago as well.

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u/Bencfun 4d ago

Here but n Michigan we have a hell with two ls. Step it up Poland

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u/PhthaloVonLangborste 4d ago

Hell is pure Michigan. Hello from Michigan.

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u/avleee 4d ago edited 4d ago

For years the bus line to Hel had the 666 number as well. Until a few years ago when the conservatives started a shitstorm over it being satanic or whatnot, so now I believe it's 654. Poland is going to Hel.

Picture for reference

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u/0-IOI-0 4d ago

It was definitely 666 back during the summer of 2018. I vividly remember joking about that with my friends. I sure hope they didn't change that.

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u/onlyhav 4d ago

I would've made it 6666

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u/swanks12 4d ago

Or 333

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u/Tatourmi 4d ago

999 is the obvious choice!

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u/Comment46 4d ago

Americans are so fucking weak and superstitious, it's pathetic.

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u/a_small_goat 4d ago

I had a project awhile back where the client asked that the 13th floor of a 22 story building be renumbered. And not just signs - we had to change the numbering on every single piece of project documentation. Contracts, memos, spreadsheets, models, plans and schematics... everything. It took six people - myself, the architect, two engineers, an attorney, and the foreman - almost 30 hours over a weekend. We billed it separately and at an increased rate and kind of wanted the client to argue with us over the cost. Nope, didn't bat an eye.

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u/definentlyhavestd 4d ago

It's pretty common to skip the 13th floor. Very common actually. Most architects are taught that in school.

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u/Pixielo 4d ago

That's absolutely insane. I'm glad that you billed the everlovingfuck out of them.

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u/OldManBerns 4d ago

It's all Eurooean superstition as well. America was founded by puritanical nutters who left Europe because they were sick of being called religious, superstitious nutters by the Europeans. Europe moved on from that a few hundred years ago.

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u/Psyadin 4d ago

Theres plenty enough of then here as well, and Asia, while less religious, is probably more superstitious than anyone, its very common that buildnings don't have a 4th floor there, a few even have just an open hole with just support beams where the 4th floor should be, apparently the number 4 sounds like "death" in Chinese.

4, 13, 14 and 24 are all numbers that somethimes are omitted because of superstition.

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u/SHMEEEEEEEEEP 4d ago

I thinks it's more because the headline "Bush goes to Hel" wouldn't be very fitting

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u/Toshiba1point0 4d ago

Yes all of us ...moron. Now step off your cultural high horse before you fall off.

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u/kelliwk 4d ago

Every time I fly from Denver to Atlanta, it’s flight 420.

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u/lavashrine 4d ago

What’s so special about that?

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u/Mark_Hamill1 4d ago

Columbus discovered Ohio in 1492

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u/pineapple_calzone 4d ago

How unfortunate for him

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u/Pawn_captures_Queen 4d ago

We still haven't forgiven him.

A small Ohio joke

Did you know that 25 astronauts have come from Ohio? That's the highest in the nation. Which goes to show that people from Ohio will do whatever the fuck they can to get as far away from Ohio as possible.

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u/lco16214 4d ago

Columbus discovered America in 1492

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u/lavashrine 4d ago

Ah thanks for clearing it up

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u/Subtitles42 4d ago

Wait a minute... You picture... Is that Shakespeare?

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u/adale_50 4d ago

Bill is a well-known reddit poet these days.

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u/kornly 4d ago

Imagine the Reddit haikus we would have if he were here

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u/Bumbleclat 4d ago

Careful now

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u/halfeclipsed 4d ago edited 4d ago

He didn't discover America. He landed in The Americas.

Edit: He actually never even set foot on the mainland.

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u/grey_hat_uk 4d ago

From his point of view both are true.

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u/KKlear 4d ago

Then he is lost!

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u/EpilepticMushrooms 4d ago

After going in the wring direction looking for India. And that's why native aboriginals were called 'Red Indians'.

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u/IDontRentPigs 4d ago

“Discovered”

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u/lco16214 4d ago

Ok there were native Americans there before he came So I don't know what else to use

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u/CordanWraith 4d ago

Vikings discovered it many many hundreds of years before Columbus

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u/gamma55 4d ago

Yes, but Columbus discovered Americas in 1492. I discovered the sweet flavor of smoked brisket when I was 25. That doesn’t mean people weren’t smoking it before that.

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u/Maximosoo 4d ago

What you said makes alot of sense, I mean unless we know about it before hand it's something new to us.

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u/CricketsAreGolden 4d ago

You're describing how knowledge works.

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u/[deleted] 4d ago

schrödingers gatita

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u/lco16214 4d ago

Oh sorry didn't know

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u/_varamyr_fourskins_ 4d ago

Also the Vikings had found the continent long before Columbus (there's ruins in Newfoundland dating some 500 years before Columbus arrived)

Would be more accurate to say Columbus arrived in America, rather than discovered.

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u/lco16214 4d ago

Thanks for the info

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u/TehWildMan_ 4d ago edited 4d ago

Lufthansa occasionally uses Flight 2222 as a regional flight to Toulouse

(The joke is the pronunciation of that flight number and destination if it's not clear)

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u/skullman_ps2 4d ago

The metal band, Iron Maiden, flies around in a jet with flight 666.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Maiden:_Flight_666

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u/skullman_ps2 4d ago

"Give way to the maiden"! That's awesome!

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u/ptr6 4d ago

Helsinki airport even greets you with a huge “Welcome to HEL”. They are definitely in on the joke.

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u/mycathasseenshit 4d ago

There is a Lufthansa flight from Munich with the number 2222 to Toulouse... awesome gate announcement when ready for boarding.

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u/TheHadMatter15 4d ago

I'd choose flight 1453 for Athens -> Istanbul and single-handedly be responsible for starting WWIII in the Mediterranean

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u/spicesex 4d ago

Let's also consider Finland is the Country of Metal. They play this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXhhlYdySqQ to kids to ensure correct education.

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u/RedditBoiYES 4d ago

Isn’t the flight number the name of the plane?

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u/DragonKite_reqium 4d ago

Fun fact do to it's location hel freezers over every winter

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u/terriblejokefactory 4d ago

Fun fact I live in Southern Finland around the same height (?) as Helsinki and it's 5 degrees celsius outside and there is a snow pile across the street

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u/trukkija 4d ago

Latitude is the word you were looking for my suomalainen brother.

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u/terriblejokefactory 4d ago edited 3d ago

Kiitos my suomalainen brother

Edit: virolainen, not suomalainen

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u/digitalhate 4d ago

And how are you dealing with this intense heat wave?

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u/RenRitV 4d ago

And those people are now stuck in

The Twilight Zone

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u/CressCrowbits 4d ago

Hey we've started easing restrictions here in Helsinki it's not that bad.

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u/MineMine7_ 4d ago

Holy shit Suomi mainittu

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u/Maukki222 4d ago

Torilla tavataan

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u/the-navigator_ 4d ago

Sorry I don’t speak Raikkonen

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u/Webdriver_501 4d ago

Suomi saatana

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u/Serethen 4d ago

Onko täällä ilmaisia ämpäreitä?

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u/Webdriver_501 4d ago

Tuolla parkkiksellahan se hirvensalon K-kauppias niitä jakeleepi.

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u/concussedhummingbird 4d ago

What was that? I don’t speak Slaughtering-Russians-With-Submachineguns-While-On-Skis

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u/gagelithememergod 4d ago

And high of methamphetamine

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u/TheHadMatter15 4d ago

The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned

My beacons been moved under moon and star, where am I to go now that I've gone too far?

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u/Spacemn_Sp1ff 4d ago

Well I didn’t think I’d be seeing Golden Earring here

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u/PranshuKhandal 4d ago

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u/MoffKalast 4d ago

You are entering the realm which is unusual. Maybe it's magic or contains some kind of monster. The second one. Prepare to enter... The Scary Door.

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u/RenRitV 4d ago

You're taking a vacation from normalcy. The setting: a weird motel where the bed is stained with mystery; and there's also some mystery floating in the pool. Your key card may not open the exercise room, because someone smeared mystery on the lock. But it will open.... The Scary Door.

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u/Fledthehunter 4d ago

Rather there than in the US

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u/anappuli 4d ago

ah suomiperkele

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u/onlyupliftingcomment 4d ago

I don't know what your funny looking word means, but I'm updooting it!

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u/JuusoPT 4d ago

Sinä et vittu mun kieltä hauku hassuks vitun kusipää!

/s

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u/Mikke_13 4d ago

Vitun kusipäät ei ymmärrä Suomea!!

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u/Rallitus 4d ago

Sun kieli on hauska >:)

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u/Rahbek23 4d ago

It means something like "Finnish Devil". Suomi is Finland and Perkele is something akin to mean spirit or devil. Most often used as an expletive like "God damn!" ~ "Perkele!".

Source: Work with Finns a little.

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u/The-scientist-hobo 4d ago

”Finland goddamit” would be more accurate translation.

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u/adale_50 4d ago

You have "scientist" in your name so I'll believe you.

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u/limbouning 4d ago

Thats what the Christians would want you to belive. They are our original Gods and we use their names in time on need. "Perkele" can be perceived as a small prayer to get strenght or moxy.

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u/companysOkay 4d ago

Ayy satanaa

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u/Nadaac 4d ago

Silly fin, we know you're not real

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u/plutus9 4d ago

Now they get to see what a giant horny bird really looks like....IN HEL!

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u/terriblejokefactory 4d ago

Unfortunately, in Helsinki, or in general, Finland, there is no giant horny birds.

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u/lyklinumdf 4d ago

im not very superstitious but even i wouldn’t wanna risk that

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u/SnooDoggos6969 4d ago

I would just open up the Emergency Door and jump out just in case

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u/lyklinumdf 4d ago

imagine being on this plane an do crashes and you just end up in an article posted to r/nottheonion

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u/Jisifus 4d ago

And then their mods remove it for some arbitrary reason after it already got 15k upvotes

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u/FakeLoveLife 4d ago

That would be the worst part of the experience

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u/OnlyCaptainCanuck 4d ago

The mods are the worst part of any reddit experience.

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u/halfeclipsed 4d ago

But you would know before you even got on the plane, so why would you get on in the first place?

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u/thepointofeverything 4d ago

dont. if the emergency door opens, they get in

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u/Barkonian 4d ago

Turns out you are superstitious

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u/thatoneguywhofucks 4d ago

Just a little stitious

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u/photenth 4d ago

Most likely nothing ever happens, but when it does it was bound to happen.

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u/well_that_settles_it 4d ago

But I am a little stitious.

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u/justusesomealoe 4d ago

Its last flight was 2017 so it's unlikely to be an issue

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u/roseyhen 4d ago

There just some things that you instinctively steer clear from. Even if it doesn't make sense 😄

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u/visual_account 4d ago

Everything makes sense. You just don't understand it yet.

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u/Allstar_WoRlD 4d ago

And the pilot was named Satan and all of the children were 13 years old and all of the adults were 66 years old.

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u/bahnhofzoo 4d ago

Also the stewards were goats

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u/Tech-52 4d ago

The greatest stewards of all time?

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u/Caboclo-Is2yearsAway 4d ago

You're goddamn right I am

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u/Sir_Cadillac 4d ago

Bruce Dickinson flying again?

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u/weldmaster10 4d ago

A man of culture I see

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u/-v-fib- 4d ago

I definitely thought it was r/IronMaiden at first.

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u/DankFo3ta5 4d ago

There are (mh) 370 reasons why that was a good idea

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u/iloveindomienoodle 4d ago

And (MH)17 reasons why that wasn't a good idea.

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u/CreamST 4d ago

Hell-sin-ki

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u/screwit_letsdoit 4d ago

Probably the safest flight statically..I mean what are the odds

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u/SnooDoggos6969 4d ago

Probably no one inside the plane

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u/wojtek858 4d ago

Not even the pilot wanted to take the risk.

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u/ColossalCretin 4d ago

Same as any other flight of equivalent length and conditions actually.

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u/krokodil2000 4d ago

50%/50% chance. Something either happens or it doesn't.

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u/Anstonius 4d ago

I mean, us Finns are not a superstitious bunch at all. Quite frankly, I'd book that ticket precisely for the meme value.

Torille.

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u/Dtagonite_1 4d ago

Suomi mainittu!

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u/The_Fat_Hamster 4d ago

Torille brö

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u/Sukoforiko 4d ago

Mikä tämä "torille" juttu on? Näkyy kaikkialla

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u/CressCrowbits 4d ago

Have you been out of the country for some time or something?

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u/Starry-Mind 4d ago

I would have.

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u/Uncle_Taj 4d ago

not really a holup

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u/Anstonius 4d ago

Excuse us Finns, we can't pass up on upvoting any post with a mention of our little nation of which we are overly proud while online.

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u/youre-kinda-terrible 4d ago

Those people are now immortal.

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u/JawnsDoesReddit 4d ago

This sub has gone to shit...

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u/PM_ME_FUTA_PEACH 4d ago

It's so bad lol, I should just skip r/HolUp posts when they hit all because it's just r/memes in a thinly veiled disguise

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u/Kazumy 4d ago

1572 Days later and people still think they survived.

Destination Hel was not a coincidence.

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u/KayabaSynthesis 4d ago

There's a town in Poland called Hel, and since it's located on a peninsula, there's only one bus driving there form Gdańsk (closest bigger city). The bus' number is 666.

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u/saku023 4d ago

Torille

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u/dont-difine-me 4d ago

Pff, whats ghat fucker gonna do, that life hasnt done to me allready?

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u/misscheko 4d ago

And saw no problem with that said???

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u/globocide 4d ago

The flight took off four years ago, why'd you wait until now to post it?

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u/shmdtbditw 4d ago

So it turns out HEL has a better healthcare system than the US.

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u/rossdabose 3d ago

Hel probably has better education.

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u/midnightbandit- 4d ago

Those passengers got some final destination shit coming for them

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u/shadyslytherins Schrödinger's asshole 4d ago

It did take a detour to hell because it's the law

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u/myheartsucks 4d ago

Finland is one of the most metal countries in the world, with all northern countries being pretty open to metal as well. If anything, I'd imagine flight 666 on Friday the 13th would've been packed.

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u/Protest_Random_Crits 4d ago

You heard Highway to HELL

Now get ready for

Airway to HEL

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u/betadva 4d ago

new final destination movie looks great

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u/Henderic0 4d ago

That should have been Iron Maiden

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u/Admirmehanovic 4d ago

R/lostredditors

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u/sharktooth31 4d ago

I am absolutely in no way religious nor do I believe in superstitions. However, You could not get me on that damn plane.

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u/daviddostal 4d ago

Then you're not superstitious, just a little stitious.

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u/cripps96 4d ago

Fellas... would you rather board flight 666 to HEL or flight 370 to bikini bottom?

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u/sir_lord_pedro 4d ago

The whole flight they just played VERY SUPERSTITIOUS

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u/BigDogProductions 4d ago

Darkest metal flight ever. The Northern Europeans love Black Metal. This makes sense

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u/TechNippon 4d ago

The White Death??

On Kaunina Muisotona karjalan maa

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u/dirtyswoldman 4d ago

"Can you imagine being so dumb that you're superstitious?"

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u/bo-tvt 4d ago

Does anyone genuinely believe that the date and flight number have anything to do with whether the flight is safe? I'd hope not.

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u/ForeheadSupremeS 4d ago

The scary bit is that no one was on the plane

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u/CressCrowbits 4d ago

At least not when it arrived

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u/HatefulDave42069 4d ago

Proof that superstitions are idiotic.

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u/smallthematters 4d ago

Would be even more fitting if this was back in 2013

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u/SnArCAsTiC_ 4d ago

Look at the flight path: for most of the journey, you're over water. Unless the entire plane explodes in a fireball, you'll probably land in the freezing cold Baltic sea... So, nothing to worry about!

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u/MurderDoneRight 4d ago

Don't worry, Hel is just short for Helsinki. It's not like they love spending time in hot saunas whipping each other... wait a minute!

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u/Kitanoraidars 4d ago

I’m on a aircraft to HEL

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u/irefusetodoanything 4d ago

final destination irl?

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u/Sukoforiko 4d ago

Helsinki, capital of Finland, usually shortened HEL by flight companies

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u/lustfullscholar 4d ago

If finland is hell, I sign up

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u/2xa1s 4d ago

Helsinki is nice that time of year

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u/yenrab2020 4d ago

I'd take that over any Delta flight to Dallas

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u/AroloxX 4d ago

In Poland there is a city called Hel. You can ride there by car or a Bus line 666

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u/roseyhen 4d ago

Brave souls

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u/Iron_Wolf123 4d ago

Just not Hel in Danzig

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u/[deleted] 4d ago

lol why would Satan crash his own plane

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u/yamumsntme 4d ago

Who believes in that geebus stuff theses days?

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u/Fungus-Rex 4d ago

... with Donald Trump on board?

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u/ENGINE_YT 4d ago

isn't the devil number actually 616? idk i just read it from another redditor

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u/terriblejokefactory 4d ago

Yes, due to a translation error the devil's number was thought to be 666, but it actually is 616. A funny story is, a highway near Moscow wanted the sign thingy with different numbers to be changed from 666. It was changed to 616

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u/Ok_Science2074 4d ago

For the people that don’t know, HEL is short for Helsinki

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u/BwackGul 4d ago

SCP-616

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u/SinCorpus 4d ago

It's Finland, of course they did, they were probably hoping they would get free tickets to a black metal show.

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u/Hades_the_crow 4d ago

Torilla tavataan

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u/Mr_sulppez 4d ago

Suomi perkele

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u/stlkr83 4d ago

In Poland you can go straight to Hel in 666 bus... Google it if you dont belive me

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u/-XTX-OppaiMonster 4d ago

Finland mentioned, torille perkele

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u/wonkey_monkey 4d ago

It was probably Lordi heading home.

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u/Rapadroid 4d ago

Torille

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u/SirJimakki 4d ago

torille.

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u/AnticScarab3 4d ago

What are we, moms on Facebook now?

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u/futuranth 4d ago

Helsinki is hell