Top 10 Hungary factsWine quiz
Which teams played in the "Blood in the Water" match at the Olympics in Melbourne in 1956?
Hungary vs USSR. By the start of the Olympics, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had been suppressed by the Soviets, and many players saw the Olympics as a way to salvage pride for their country. After the extraordinarily violent game, many of Hungary team members sought asylum in the West. Hungary won 4:0.
Which was the last large nation to enter and settle in Europe?
Hungarians. The possible homeland of the Hungarians was situated in the regions of Southern Ural. In 895/896, after several centuries of migration, they crossed the Carpathians and entered the Carpathian Basin. The land was inhabited only by a sparse population of Slavs, who were either assimilated or enslaved by the Hungarians.
Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded?
Hungarian pengő. Directly after the end of WWII, Hungary went through the most severe known incident of inflation ever recorded, peaking at 1.3 × 10^16 percent per month (prices doubled every 15 hours). When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, four hundred octillion pengő became 1 forint.
Which non-Indo-European language is the most widely spoken in Europe?
Hungarian. Linguistic connections between Hungarian and other Uralic languages were noticed in the 1670s, and the family itself was established in 1717. Because of strong anti-Turkish sentiment, the classification of Hungarian as a Turkic language continued to be a matter of impassioned political controversy through the 18th and into the 19th centuries.
What does the number of puttonyos on tokaj wines mean?
The number of baskets of sweet grapes. Puttonyos is the unit given to denote the level of sugar and hence the sweetness of Hungarian dessert wine, called Tokaji (or tokay). It is traditionally measured by the number of hods of sweet botrytised or nobly rotted grapes (known as Aszú) added to a barrel of wine, but is now measured in grams of residual sugar. The puttony was actually the 25 kg basket or hod of Aszú grapes, and the more added to the barrel of wine, the sweeter the eventual wine. Measurement goes from 3 to 6 Puttonyos. A Tokaji made entirely from Aszú grapes is known as Eszencia.
What dog breed is that?
Komondor. The Komondor is a large, white-coloured Hungarian breed of livestock guardian dog with a long, corded coat. It was brought to Europe by the Cumans and first mentioned in a Hungarian codex from 1544. The Komondor breed has been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures, to be preserved and protected from modification.
What is Szaloncukor?
Hungarian chocolates. Szaloncukor is a type of sweet traditionally associated with Christmas in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It is usually made of fondant, covered by chocolate and wrapped in shiny coloured foil, then hung on the Christmas tree as decoration. The name comes from the German-Austrian Salonzuckerl, this is why the original name was szalonczukkedli.