Friday, April 9, 2010

Filler Friday: Geography

A gem from the Olympics:

(click to see the whole thing)

So... what is the difference between Slovenia and Slovakia anyways?

Slovenia Slovakia
Official Language Slovene (Italian and Hungarian co-official in certain areas) Slovak
NHL Players Anže Kopitar Pavol Demitra, Marián Gáborík, Jaroslav Halák, Michal Handzuš, Marián Hossa, Zdeno Chára, Stan Mikita, Ladislav Nagy, Žigmund Pálffy, Miroslav Šatan, Ľubomír Višňovský
Was once part of the USSR? Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia No, but was under Soviet control from 1948 until 1989
Has a coastline? Yes No
Was once part of... Yugoslavia Czechoslovakia
Pleaceful split from mother country? Hell to the no Yes
Population 2,054,199 5,379,455
Popular export No data readily available on Wikipedia... pancakes? Hockey players
Do people there sound like Borat? No Maybe
Hockey team qualified for the 2010 Olympics No Yes

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