Simo Häyhä

Every once in a while, you find something cool on Wikipedia. Like this article on Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper, who got 505 confirmed kills against Soviet soldiers during the Winter War. And that, in just 100 days.

When asked in 1998 how he had become such a good shot, he answered, “Practice.” About his record, he has said “I did what I was told to as well as I could.” Simo Häyhä spent his last years in a small village called Ruokolahti located in the south-east of Finland next to the Russian border.

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