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as you all know, the list of things invented by the magical swarthy gloomy drinkers from the carpathian bassin is looooonnnnngggg as a pannonian shlong

but here's one that even I didn't know of, and which I recently stumbled upon by accident. and it's a thing probably most of you enjoy at least once a day. I do at least 3 times.

this:



a man born in Temesvár 1892 named Illy Ferenc and who settled down in Trieste after WWI, in 1933 he had that glorious idea to build a machine that would extract the essence of coffee under high pressure, in order to make it more enjoyable than what was there on the market previously.
so the Illetta was born, the prototype of the Espresso machine



all hail the man without whose invention I don't think life would have a meaning at all for me :worship:
 

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Some Finns in Sonkajärvi, apparently.

BTW it is not actually required in this sport to carry your own wife. For example some Estonian became a 5-time world champ in it during a 7-year period, carrying 3 different "wives" during his "athletic career". None of which shared his last name.

In fact only the first ever world champions in 1997 and the last world champions in 2018 have been an actual married couple.
 

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Some Finns in Sonkajärvi, apparently.

BTW it is not actually required in this sport to carry your own wife. For example some Estonian became a 5-time world champ in it during a 7-year period, carrying 3 different "wives" during his "athletic career". None of which shared his last name.

In fact only the first ever world champions in 1997 and the last world champions in 2018 have been an actual married couple.
seriously, who would carry his own wife for fun? it's not as if you don't carry her through life anyways
 

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There is one among the places in which I have my cappuccino whose coffee is Illy. I knew the Illy family was from Trieste, I ignored they had Hungarian heritage.
They also produce nice collections of tazzine and tazze (cups).
 

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Don't be daft... it was only supposed to open like 7 years ago. Still time, there is.
another 70, I guess

hopefully I won't see it

TXL is good enough and it's not in another country (btw, the Soviets outsourced it back then, used to be on Berlin territory, but for the landing rights of Interflug they took it away that's why it's in Brandenburg now. you know according to Allies' agreement, each sector airports would only allow the respective Allies' aircrafts to land and start, i.e Gatow = British Airways, Tegel = Air France, Tempelhof = Pan Am, Schönefeld = Aeroflot. well, until CCCP did that magic trick, which the other 3 couldn't do, for obvious reasons :howler:)
 

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Romanian man Valentin Boanta from Vaslui invented the ATM skimming device.

Romanian hackers stole about $1 billion from U.S. accounts in 2012, according to the U.S. embassy in Bucharest. A report by Verizon said Romania was the world’s second-biggest hacking centre after China. The FBI has even set up an office in Romania and helped to train specialist police agents.
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