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Smell Dating

Listen here (Level 2 - Advanced) > Click on the play button (white triangle) on the left end of the audio bar below. You still have not found the right partner you are looking for. Then the new online dating service, called Smell Dating, might be an option for you to try. Just wear the same t-shirt for three days and nights without using…
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Would You Sit on Such Benches?

Listen here Parks are always thought of as places where we can stroll, sit and talk enjoying a calm oasis away from the hectic, busy scramble of everyday city life. But what if you do not like sitting on grass and have just arrived at a park with artistic benches?. Would you really want to test out sitting on the benches below? Words bench: a seat…
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The Air Guitar World Championships

Listen here Click to listen // Every year, the city of Oulu in northern Finland hosts an unusual contest. Contestants from all over the world compete to find out who is the best at pretending to play a guitar. In other words, you don’t have to know how to play a guitar in order to be an air guitar champion. The contest, which has been taking place…
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‘Barack’ Toilet Paper Is Not What You May Think

Listen here Click to listen // Visitors to Hungary might be surprised when they see the word “barack” written on packages of toilet paper in local shops. This is not a joke about the American president. Instead, the word barack in Hungarian means peach. Therefore, a customer would be buying an item that is scented like a fruit. You can see our…
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A Nest-Building Stork Cut Off a Town’s Power

Listen here The Hungarian website BEOL has reported that a stork caused the power to go out in the town of Gyula on Friday. The stork was making a nest on top of a pole. However, some twigs fell on one of the power lines and caused the power to go out in homes and businesses. Power has now been restored. The stork, meanwhile, has decided to build…
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Whoops! We Invited the Wrong Peter Forgacs!

Listen here The Hungarian Culture Ministry had egg on its face this week. During national celebrations on Monday, the ministry wanted to give an award to film director Peter Forgacs. However, it invited Peter Forgacs, an actor and theater director. It was not until the minister was about to present the award that the error was recognized. Words to…
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