Organisers of a kissing event in Budapest said on Monday they have earned a place in the <i>Guinness Book of Records</i> for the most number of couples locking lips at the same time. They said they would submit video footage and documentation showing 7 451 couples were locked in simultaneous buccal bonding for 10 seconds on Sunday.
From the postman to the mayor, nearly everyone grows Christmas trees in the sleepy Hungarian hamlet of Surd in a long-held tradition that has guaranteed economic survival, even in hard times. Local lore says that Surd, population 650, produces enough Christmas trees to supply half of the capital of Budapest's two million residents.
Three people died, two were missing and about 300 were injured in Budapest late on Sunday when a violent storm struck a fireworks display over the river Danube, attended by more than a million people. "According to the current information, there are three dead and two missing," government spokesperson Emese Danks said on Monday.