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A Town Welcomes Back Its Olympic Hero By Singing "We Are The Champions" In Estonian

Heiki Nabi took a silver in Greco-Roman wrestling in London, one of Estonia's two medals. So when Nabi returned to his hometown of Kärdla, on an island in the Baltic Sea, seemingly the entire population came out to greet him by serenading him with an Estonian version of a Queen classic.

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(Fun fact! Estonian, and the related Finnish and Hungarian, are the only major European languages not descended from Proto-Indo-European, the putative ancestor of nearly every tongue spoken on the continent today. So if you ever wanted to know what Freddie Mercury's lyrics would sound like in a made-up Tolkien language, this is pretty darn close.)

[via Lizzie O'Leary]

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