1. Many Slovaks call capital Bratislava shortly Blava and its inhabitants (Bratislavčania) Blaváci. For some reason they don’t like to be called like that.
2. Movie Hostel, which has plot set in Slovakia, was actually filmed in the Czech Republic and Germany.
3. Both parents of Andy Warhol were Slovaks.
4. Protected areas are covering almost one quarter (23%) of the country surface.
5. Folk costumes in Slovakia were so specific that just by looking at it you could tell from what village person is, what is their religion or how many children they have.
6. There is said to be one of Marína statues of Slovak sculptor placed in North Korea.
7. People from Eastern Slovakia and Western Slovakia generally dislike each other.
8. ESET Company comes from Slovakia.
9. Popular Japanese song おお牧場はみどり (Ō makiba wa midori) has melody based on Slovak folk song Horela lipka, horela. Some argue that it was actually based on Czech folk song Ej, lúčka, lúčka with same melody.
10. Term “small talk" is unknown in Slovakia, and it’s very strange there to start conversation with stranger for no apparent reason.
Some of the pictures are purely illustrative.