Hungary

Music

It's this nation's most popular song. It also may be haunted.

The song "Gloomy Sunday" was written in 1933, in Hungary, and has been recorded by artists from Billie Holiday to Björk. Because of its subject matter, some artists have refused to record it. But a record label in Berlin asked musicians to record their versions — and the results are anything but gloomy.

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Hungary's national drink: seltzer water

In Hungary, people are wild over soda water. They mix it with wine to make fröccs sometimes, but they most often use it to wash down some of the nation's flavorful, rich foods.