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Viktor Orbán swears at a reporter – VIDEO

According to alfahir.hu, a public media worker asked the wrong question from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who reacted quite vehemently. The reporter asked Viktor Orbán about his discussion with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz. “I asked the president to respect Hungarians and to stop using legislative tricks in the future” said the prime minister, who stated that he stood up against obligatory quotas, and added in a hot-tempered way: “I must leave now!”. However, he wasn’t expecting that the cameras of HírTV will be still on after he enters the gate, so it is clearly audible as he turns to...

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The lost Hungarian researcher’s body was found in Dagestan

According to index.hu, the body of the young Hungarian biologist, who got lost in Dagestan half a year ago, was found. The 27-year-old Péter Török was last seen by his acquaitances in Makhachkala on the 5th of March.  The young man versed in extreme hiking and long Russian trips. He started off alone from the city lying on the coast of the Caspian Sea to explore the Sulak Canyon. At the time of his disappearance there was a good chance that he had been kidnapped by armed groups in the region that lies along the Caspian Sea. Different teams were hunting...

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Hungary in a nutshell

Do you remember the first time you heard about Hungary and what it was about? The answers to this question are quite diverse; however, our small country of Hungary probably still remains unknown to a lot of people. What is the reason behind this and why are the answers to the first question diverse? Daily Fail Centre put together a fun guide about Hungary, which might answer the questions. So let’s talk a bit about Hungary with the help of basic data, our complicated language, fun facts, Hungarian inventions and some historical information. This is Hungary in a nutshell!...

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The siege of Szigetvár as you’ve never seen it before – VIDEO

Have you ever wondered how historic sieges like the siege of Szigetvár happened 450 years ago? What kind of conditions the soldiers did have to face? Who the participants were and what at stake was in the battle? Alfahir.hu writes that you can find out about this in the newest graphic video of the Historic Animation Society, who take us back in time so that we can witness the excitements of the past. The newest episode of the Hungarian military history in Ottoman times series (the two previous videos are about the battle of Mohács and the triumph at Nándorfehérvár) was...

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The real Dobos Cake that conquered the world

Some say that the Dobos Cake is the best Hungarian cake. It’s the perfect harmony of sponge, cocoa and caramelised sugar, without any fuss. The simple but irresistible dessert started its way towards conquering the world in the 1880s: from a pavilion in the City Park to the Austrian royal court. The Őseink Hagyatéka, Örökségük (The legacy of our ancestors, our inheritance) Facebook page presents the story of the rightly famous Dobos Cake. The Dobos Cake is not a Hungaricum yet; however, it answers all criteria to be listed among the best performances of our nation. The chocolatey dessert...

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An honest video about the difficulties of the Hungarian language

Lobu.hu found a very funny video, a real curiosity about the difficulties of the Hungarian language. It is a fact that our language is one of the most complicated ones in the world and foreigners usually struggle with learning it. However, don’t be discouraged, you’re not alone; watch this video instead, it might brighten your day! 🙂 Our foods, habits can be strange for some people. Not to mention our language, which tops it all off. Many people experience how it is one of the world’s hardest languages to learn. And, let’s face it, this is completely true. We...

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The most interesting playgrounds in Budapest

Kids love playgrounds but finding new, fun playgrounds where children can take their swing can be tough for parents. Lobu.hu collected the three most interesting playgrounds of Budapest, where kids can play in the sand, swing, or play hide and seek for hours. Cerka-firka playground (“Pencil-doodling” playground) It can be found on Gellért Mountain and it is a quite new playground in the city as it was inaugurated in the April of 2014. Approximately 14,000 plants were planted in its vicinity with the help of both parents and kids. It was named after the pencils of which you can...

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The people of Budapest are satisfied with life

Brussels, MTI – The population’s satisfaction rates have increased in the majority of the European capitals. According to Eurostat (the statistics office of the European Union), Budapest’s population feels like their standard of life has bettered by 6% compared to previous data. According to the record, the data of the interview-like survey analysing the 2012-2015 period show that the population of 18 capital cities and a few bigger cities of the European Union are satisfied, or their satisfaction rate has increased in the first part of the decade. The most satisfied are the dwellers of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, where...

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A Hungarian physicist wins the world competition of decoders

According to hvg.hu, Zoltán Szabó, a 29-year-old physicist won GE’s global informatics competition, “GEeks go for gold”, in which competitors have to decode the conversations of GE’s smartest computers. The young Hungarian expert used his IT and decoder skills to solve the problem in two weeks. The “industrial internet” – aka the integrated network of machines, individuals and data – changes our lives starting at the roots, and will generate twice as much data as the civilian internet. This is why it is outstandingly important for GE to get in touch with the world’s smartest, most talented software engineers and data scientists,...

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Hungarian girl featuring spectacular parachuting world record – VIDEO

Pecsma.hu writes that 56 female parachutists, including the Hungarian Hanga Kéri, jumped out of several planes to set a new world record. They formed a butterfly and some of its varieties in the air. The spectacular performance turned out so great that it even set a new world record. The girls rehearsed the formations on the ground for long days to finally perform them in the air between 4000 and 5200 metres. The organisers invited parachutists based on their former achievements and Hanga was the lucky one who got the chance to represent Hungary in the Netherlands. The original idea...

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AHU’s flashmob embraced Africa at Heroes’ Square – VIDEO

A 36 square metre Africa-silhouette banner, 300 balloons and almost half a thousand people – this was the African-Hungarian Union’s (AHU) flashmob in numbers. Globoport.hu writes that this was the first step in their 10th birthday programme series. There were almost five hundred excited people at Heroes’ Square a little bit before 4 pm Friday afternoon. The crowd gathered for the 10-year-old AHU’s flashmob to stand around the enormous banner shaped in the silhouette of Africa. The whoop-de-doo was so loud that you could barely hear the two presenters: AHU’s spokesperson Kembe Sorel and the star of High School,...

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BBC: Budapest is “a tale of two cities”

The prestigious BBC Travel recently published a quite long article about Budapest, in which they separately analyse the Buda and Pest sides that define the varied lifestyles. With the two sides split by the Danube, they admire the city that lives a double life. The article contrasts the vivacity of Pest and the calmness of Buda with emphasizing the advantages of both sides. “The Buda side is favoured by families, while the Pest side is popular with young professionals and has more of a party scene. The city is further defined by its 23 separate districts, each with their own...

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Flashmob for Africa at Heroes’ Square

Globoport.hu writes that the African-Hungarian Union (AHU) celebrated its 10th birthday on the 19th of August. The celebration continues in the upcoming weeks with exciting programmes for a wider audience. The AHU 10 programme series holds a flashmob at Heroes’ Square tomorrow. This will be the first stop of AHU’s programme series. On Friday, September 9, they will commemorate the ten years of AHU by releasing balloons and by forming the Africa continent with human bodies. The organisers are happy to welcome anyone at the flashmob tommorow at 4 pm. The birthday programme series will go on this weekend...

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An online brand thrills Hungarian young adults

Hundreds of thousands of Hungarian teenagers enthuse over the High School (Középsuli) online series and its stars, several videos have been viewed over a million times. We talked with Robertina Kovács, the managing director of Középsuli.hu and High School series. How many people watch the High School series? R.K.: There aren’t too many youngsters who don’t watch or haven’t heard about High School. Generally, one episode gets around half million views, but some episodes have been viewed over a million times. What’s interesting is that foreigners also watch us, even in the USA. But High School is not only...

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Gymnastics element was named after Hungarian Olympic Champion Krisztián Berki

Mno.hu writes that an unbelievably fantastic honour was paid to our Olympic Champion gymnast, Krisztián Berki. An element, which he also performed in his golden routine in London, was named after him, and this element will officially go under the name ‘Berki’ from next year on. He announced the great news on his Facebook page. “I first performed the Thomas-flare on the pommel horse in 2008… I started my routine in London with this… An athlete can accomplish a lot in his/her career, but it might be the biggest honour when an element is named after someone!!! Nine years...

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The tenth HTCC representation opened up in Mexico

The 1st of September marks the day when HTCC’s new representation started its work in Mexico City. According to htcc.org.hu, this office in the capital city of the United Mexican States is an outstandingly important step in the Hungarian Trade & Cultural Centre’s global networking process. The Mexican office, being the 10th HTCC representation in the world, is not only of symbolic significance as after the African and Asian representations, this is the first office on the American continent to help the trade activity of HTCC partners. Mexico is the country of the most dynamically developing economy in the...

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A Hungarian woman and her daughters can’t come home from Syria despite all effort

According to index.hu, a Hungarian woman living in Syria has been trying to escape home from the war-torn country in vain. Mónika moved to Hama 16 years ago with her Syrian husband, Man, whom she met in Hungary. Her taxi driver husband was imprisoned three years ago because he crashed into the car of a soldier of high standing and even came to loggerheads with him. Mónika and Man have three children, out of whom two were born in Hungary and one was born in Syria. The family wants to escape to Hungary from the war, but this seems...

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Australian man backflips into River Danube from Elizabeth Bridge

Nol.hu writes that an Australian man performed a wild trick and backflipped into River Danube from Elizabeth Bridge last week. Kieran Wyse went on a European tour this summer and visited countries like Slovenia, Greece and Hungary. Wyse has a good habit of crowning his visits with backflips. He said goodbye to Budapest with a backflip into River Danube from the Elizabeth Bridge.   “Eating shit” is the technical term for when you misjudge the height of your jump and over rotate the backflip, smacking you face on unbroken water #ouch #fail Kieran Wyse (@kieranwyse) által közzétett videó, 2016....

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Spectacular video to popularize Sárvár

According to turizmusonline.hu, Sárvár’s new, dynamic and youthful image video was born from a unique cooperation. Check it out. The video is the fruit of a cooperation by the deservedly famous athletes of Szombathely, the Sárvár TDM, the Sárvár Spa & Wellness Bath and the Park Inn by Radisson Sárvár Resort & Spa Hotel. They aim was to introduce the remarkable touristic sights of Sárvár in the new video. The video follows the special adventures of several times European and World Champion jump ropers Adrienn Bánhegyi and Kata Bánhegyi, Lotti Nagy (Szombathely Jump Rope Club), and internationally acknowledged acrobat...

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Hiding wolves filmed with the camera trap – VIDEOS

Mno.hu writes that a young wolf was filmed in the Aggtelek National Park with the camera trap gifted by WWF. The research concerning wolves living in Hungary obtained information of key importance by the observation of the animal. The predators could be endangered by the upcoming bell. WWF puts even more camera traps at the national park’s disposal to facilitate further research. WWF Hungary’s camera trap filmed a night-time and a daytime scene in the beginning of August, where we can see a young grey wolf in the first seconds. The path of the animal has been observed for...

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