From Daily News HUngary
... that the Hungarian film “Sing” (“Mindenki”) won the Academy Award for Best Short Film Live Action? Previously it had already won international acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival; at the Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo; and at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Directed by Deák Kristóf, produced by Udvardy Anna, it is based on a true story and is the first time a Hungarian short film has won an Oscar.
... that the Budapest Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) was ranked fourth among the top 10 most beautiful bridges in the world by Traveler magazine? (We, of course, would rank it first!)
... that Sopron-born, 32nd ranked Babos Tímea won the Hungarian Ladies’ Open Tennis Tournament in Budapest at the end of February? Last fall, she was the first Hungarian ever to enter the third round of the US Open Tennis Championship games.
... that between 7,000 and 8,000 people crossed the Balaton on foot in January? Frozen solid, Europe's largest warm-water lake provided a first-ever experience for making the 5.2 km (a little over 3 mi.) crossing from Badacsony to Fonyód, watched over by water rescue teams. Some just walked, others used skates, and children were drawn on sleds by their parents. At least one person was observed using a bicycle.