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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT HUNGARY

Hungry for some facts about Hungary? Yeah we went there…

1. SPARTY 

Hungary is home to Cinetrip, a dance party held in Ottoman-era thermal baths complete with djs, lights and belly dancers

2. HIGH FREQUENCY

Hungary is home to the world’s tallest cigar-shaped radio tower

3. HANDLE WITH CARE

Each year on St Stephen’s Day, the “Holy Right” mummified hand of St Stephen leads a parade in his honour

4. TERROR HOUSE

Budapest is home to Terror Haza (or Terror House) a museum dedicated to those tortured and killed by the Nazi and Soviet regimes

5. HOT CITY

Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world

6. MILLENIUM UNDERGROUND

Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe

7. GOLDEN SABRE

Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich won a medal in every Olympics from 1932-1960

8. TOUGH TEETH

In 2013, a Hungarian strong man set a new world record for the heaviest airplane pulled by teeth.

9. MISSPENT YOUTH

The Rubik’s Cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik

10. FRIGHT NIGHT

In February, it’s a folk tradition for the people of Mohacs to dress up in scary costumes to scare winter away

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