Fact #1 - Strange world records
Hungary has a few strange world records, such as most bottle twists on the back of the hand. It was 146 within a minute.
Fact #2 - Pinball Museum
The Flipper Museum (Flippermúzeum) in Budapest is Europe's largest interactive pinball exhibition with 130 pinball machines. All pinball machines can be used free of charge, so the entrance fee covers everything.
Fact #3 - Toasting with beer glasses
In Hungary, it is considered rude to toast with beer glasses. This is the result of a legend from 1848 and is still done today.
Fact #4 - Subway network
The Budapest subway network is the third oldest subway network in the world and the oldest functioning electric subway in Europe.
Fact #5 - Inventions
We owe Hungary many inventions. For example, they invented the ballpoint pen, the magic cube, and the DC motor, or contributed significantly to them.
Fact #6 - The language
Hungarian is one of the 20 most difficult languages to learn in the world, especially for English-speaking people.
Fact #7 - Number 96
The number 96 is of particular importance, 896 counts as Hungary's founding year, buildings may not be higher than 96 feet and the anthem lasts, recited at the right speed, 96 seconds.
Fact #8 - Hollywood
Hollywood has its origin (partly) in Hungary. The founder of Paramount Pictures, as well as the founder of the Fox Film Cooperation, comes from Hungary.
Fact #9 - Red
Want an example of a difficult language? In Hungarian, there are two words for the color red: vörös for lively and piros for inanimate objects.
Fact #10 - The Pengő
Pengő was the Hungarian currency before the introduction of the forint. Due to hyperinflation after the Second World War, the banknote with the highest nominal value, the 100 million trillion-Pengő, was introduced to the market.