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‘Spaghetti bridge’ crack of 2013

It is hard to imagine how strong structures can be made from the everyday strings of pasta we eat for dinner. Yet Hungarian students every year spend long hours but rather days building spaghetti bridges only to have them broken (or blown) into pieces for the sake of the Reccs (meaning ‘crack’ in Hungarian) competition – no wonder some of them can’t bear to watch it.

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Rights protection sunglasses

How about this for a practical accessory to protect your personal rights. Protests and political gatherings are becoming common again in Hungary and attendees might be interested if they don’t want to appear in the media. At protests and other public events however it could be problematic as law forbids to hide your face. But it definitely should be a mandatory part of the Hungarian police uniform.

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Hűsölünk? – ma (is?) megdőlt a meleg rekord

News reporting says in today’s heat we have yet again a country wide heat record broken here in Hungary. We are above 38 degree celsius (100.4 degree Farenheit) but I cannot even follow these records. As I hear during the weekend firemen helped people to prevent heat related illnesses not just in Ópusztaszer where I have been working.

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The Jobs obituary mistake a few years ago

Unfortunately this time death of the Apple CEO Steve Jobs is officially confirmed. We can all be sure news about his death are no mistake this time. Reading the first news that appeared last night probably (I hope at least) everyone started seeking confirmation by more independent official sources before believing and spreading the word.