Friday, 6 January 2012

Sarah's Fun Fact Friday- Happy New Year 2012!

Welcome to 2012 and my first Fun Fact Friday of the year.

Fresh off a hard week back at work and wishing I was still walking through the snow covered streets of Moscow, I am now turning my attention to finding fun facts to share with you.
Our snow covered plane
Well, as I still have Russia on the mind I thought what better place to start.....
Did you know Russia spans 9 time zones and is the largest land-mass country in the world! It also means that it borders more countries than any other. It is home to the oldest mountains in the world (the Urals) and the deepest lake in the world (Lake Baikal).

Russian is the fifth most spoken language in the world and uses the Cyrillic alphabet- so if you see something thats not written in Latin or Asian it will be Cryllic - my favourite letter is ж and my name became: Сара Nutley and Laura's became: Лаура Смит.
Capa & Лаура
Top 5 most spoken languages:
1) Mandarin
2) English
3) Hindustani
4) Spanish
5) Russian

There are actually over 2,700 languages in the world and over 7,000 dialects. And Africa has over 1,000 different languages alone!

Talking about language, have you seen if you type in Darren Criss into google translate and convert it to Japanese, then copy it in Japense and translate it back to becomes Chris & Darren! Why do we care? Well, if you watch Glee you will know that Chris Colfer and Darren Criss play the ever-so cute couple of Kurt Hummell & Blaine. *collective Gleek sigh*

And so here's something for you to ponder as I leave you for this week. If you have set yourself some New Years resolutions which category to do you expect to full into?
  • 75% of people keep up resolutions for 1 week
  • 71% keep them up for 2 weeks
  • 64% last more than a month
  • and after 6 months 46% of resolutions should still be in place!

Higher numbers than expected! Have you set yourself any resolutions? We plan to do the 'keep fit' thing- we have a friend's wedding in Thailand in August so have to look holiday photo ready by then!

Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is filled with happiness, success and love!
Have a good week!

If you've enjoyed this post, find the other Fun Fact Friday posts HERE!

P.S. if you are reading this in Scotland...Happy Hogmanay! Or translated 'Hug Me Now'!

For those of you who use facebook chat try these:
  • To Insert the like button into Facebook chat type the following “(y)”
  • To get the shark type (^^^) 
  • You can also make a human head appear in Facebook chat 
    to get the head type :putnam:
  • Pac-man smiley :v
  • I guess Zuckerberg was a star wars fan! 
    to get a robot type :| ]
  • To get the angle smiley type  O:) or O:-)
  • To get the demon smiley type 3:) or  3:-)
    or if you use Google check this out: CLICK HERE


  1. Thanks for those facebook chat shortcuts, they are great!

  2. Ah I knew none of that about Russia! & thats bloody awesome about Chris & Darren, fellow Gleek!

    Great post Sarah :)

    M x

  3. Check it out- your love story is up YAY!

    M x


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