Officials in Kazakhstan were shocked when everyone stood at attention for the playing of the Kazakh national anthem at the open ceremony of the Healthy Ski Tracks 2012 ski festival, and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” started playing. After a few seconds, it stopped and was replaced by the actual Kazakh national anthem. 

- Which is also a snappy tune but not nearly as easy to dance to. 

This story brings to mind a scene from the movie Borat, where he is visiting this country and is invited to a rodeo. While there, he decides to sing his country’s (Kazakstan) national anthem…