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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Earthquake in Hungary, and I'm Neither Rushin' nor Lyin'

"Rescue officials say parts of western Hungary and Budapest, the capital city, have been affected by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake, the strongest in the country since 1985."  Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

The very short article conlcudes:  "The quake was centered near the town of Oroszlany, 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Budapest."

The name "Oroszlany" struck me, because I've known people named Orosz.  The name means, "Russian."  Presumably, some time in antiquity, their ancestors wandered into Hungary from Russia.  Could be.  After all, as someone once told me about history (and uncertain ethnicity) in that part of the world: "The fences were low, and the nights were dark."

Since I'm not familiar with the town, I ran the name through Google translator, and got the result, "Lion."

Lion.  Really.  Just for kicks, I put a space in "Orosz  lany."  The translator then spit out "Russian girl."  Nice, I suppose, but a rather odd name for a town.  My lovely wife (who gets an H/T BTW) is a Polish girl or, to my surprise, "Lengyel lány," for Lengyel is also a family name I recognize.

So, next I tried translating "Lion" from English into Hungarian, and got, "oroszlán."  Close, and a bit coincidentally Lewisian, but no szivar.

Could it be "Lioness" perhaps?  Nope - that's "nőstény oroszlán," and not at all helpful.

At that point, I lost focus, and just started playing with the translator, confirming that I did indeed, know how to count to ten, though my pronunciation is laughable.     

And now, it's time to say,  jó éjszakát.  (To which the childhood retort was, "Well you aint so hot, either!")


Tesla Weapon said...

Tesla spent last ten years and died in Room #3327 because Earthquake Machine No. 3 was the Knob Hill Apparatus in Colorado Springs which caused the 27 day long 1899 Alaskan Earthquakes commencing on September 3, 1899 at 3h03m27s or 3:03:27 pm epicenter time. That was a year divisible by 3 times 3, a month divisible by 3 times 3, a day divisible by 3, in an hour divisible by 3, a minute divisible by 3, a second divisible by 3 times 3 times 3 days and for Christ's sake it was Earthquake Milne Shide No. 333 and lasted 3 times 3 times 3 days.
This is from straight the USGS regarding the 1899 earthquakes at Yakutat Bay, Alaska.
They lasted 27 days. September 3 to 29, 1899 and included four or five world-shaking disturbances and hundreds of minor shocks. During four weeks there was almost constant palpitation of this part of the earth's crust. The shocks were most severe on September 3, 10, and 23, and were great on the 15th, 17th, 26th, and 29th. On the 10th there were over 50 small shocks and two world-shaking disturbances. The greatest faulting took place on September 10. The greatest uplift that had ever been recorded in the history of the world took place on September 10, 1899.

"All repeated acts or operations I performed had to be divisible by three
and if I missed I felt impelled to do it again,
even if it took hours."
-Nikola Tesla

"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 & 9;
then you would have a key to the universe."
-Nikola Tesla

Earthquake Shide No. 333
Three plus three is six, plus three is nine.
A three squared 27 day man-made seismic event.
Sept. 3"69"
Professional Paper 69
U.S. Geological Survey 69
by Tarr and Martin
Published 1912

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Jazzbumpa said...



BadTux said...

The Tesla message is a spam message to disguise the Google bomb link at the end, Jazz. Feel free to delete it.

- Badtux the Helpful Internet Penguin

Jazzbumpa said...

BT -


OTOH, it's almost kind of amusing.