Top 10 Hungary factsHungary 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.
Which city is this monument of the Holocaust in?
Budapest. The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungary conceived by film director Can Togay to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
When was the Battle of Mohacs, between Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman Empire?
In the 16th century. The Battle of Mohács was one of the most consequential battles in Central European history. It was fought on 29 August 1526 near Mohács, Kingdom of Hungary, between the forces of the Kingdom of Hungary, led by Louis II, and those of the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent. The Ottoman victory led to the partition of Hungary for several centuries between the Ottoman Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy, and the Principality of Transylvania. The Battle of Mohács marked the end of the Middle Ages in Hungary.