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Everyday items you could be thankful for the Hungarians

Hungarian minds have been the creators of many inventions and innovations, many of them are used in our everyday lives. Even though Hungary is a small country, the number of the Nobel prize is outstanding: 14 Hungarians (with Hungarian origins) received the prize. János Lackfi, a contemporary Hungarian writer penned the following story, which would show you how you can use these inventions in your everyday life! In the story a Hungarian man notice an advertisement about his home country and, with his enthusiasm, he is determined to use everything that has to do with the ideas of Hungarian inventors, for a day.

Initially he got a ballpoint pen (László Bíró invented it in 1931), and wrote "INVENTORY HUNGARIANS!" in full capitals on a piece of paper, then put this memo with a magnet on the refrigerator (Leo Szilárd, 1929). After that, he went to the window only to remain faithful to his decision, took out a two-barrel hunting tube (József Petzvál, 1840) and peeked across the street, where unfortunately the neighbouring woman wasn't getting dressed. It is also a common knowledge that Hungarian women are the most beautiful in the world, although no one knows exactly who and when they invented them.

At that time he received a box of matches that could no longer be lit on the shoe base like the stars did in Western-Western films, so got the safety ignite (János Irinyi, 1836). He lit a cigar which was not found by the Hungarians, but according to a Japanese belief, by the devil himself. Anyway, it feels well off at the beginning of the day when a man must get the nicotine rush in his blood.

He had a long twenty-four hours ahead of him, he knew that well. He was looking at a hologram sticker (Dénes Gábor, 1947) on a CD that had just been in his possession recently, and then took a great portion of  Vitamin C (Albert Szent-Györgyi, 1931) for the purpose of preventing any health damage and, of course, for patriotic reasons. He made a call on his fixed telephons, in the good sense that the idea of ​​the telephone exchange was invented by a Hungarian brain (Tivadar Puskás, 1878). With his automatic camera (József Mihályi, 1938) he snatched the neighbour lady in a dress, which is more than nothing. He put his soft contact lenses in (István Győrffy, 1959), which had some discomfort since he had no glasses, and now he placed this disturbing plastic membrane on his eyeball for the sake of his homeland, which somewhat discouraged his vision and perception of space.

He played a little bit on his computer (János Neumann, 1944), using the hypermodern three-dimensional glasses stolen from a research institution by risking his life (Dániel Ráta, 2010). Who said it would be easy for a true patriot's life?

He then extracted the Rubik's cube, though didn't break a record (Ernő Rubik, 1976), placed a vinyl record on his traditional turntable and looked into his colour television program, knowing that both of these inventions were recorded by Péter Károly Goldmark in the same year, 1948 -in. He then printed out an Excel table (Károly Simonyi, 1974), and went out on the street with satisfaction.

He was not too wealthy, so he only saw the possibility of stealing a new Ford T-model (József Galamb, 1908) and racing with it in the city until he would be able to find a diesel-powered BMW (Ferenc Anisits, 1983) at a secluded spot. After a few laps he left this car on the roadside and was checking over the windows of the various parking car until he found a Chevrolet with an automatic gear changer (László Bíró, 1932). After that, it was easy to snatch a VW Beetle - without an alarm -  with a well-restored appearance, which has become a symbol of Béla Barényi's work (1925).

It might not have been a little good idea to escape with bicycle after that, but in spite of the strong afternoon lights, he turned on the dynamo (Ányos Jedlik, 1861). However, the cops quickly caught him with the help of a helicopter (Oszkár Asbóth, 1928). As he wriggled with his back-wavering hand on the floor, he thought with a little bit of pity that the clamp was not found by Hungarians.

He was also sorry that he did not succeed to shake hands with the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist today (József Pulitzer, 1917) and missed the sight of the light-transmitting glass-concrete (Áron Losonczi, 2001). Then he remembered that there might be still some chance, so with a  tinkling tone, he started singing by using the achievements of the Kodály method (Zoltán Kodály, 1929).

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