Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 2

… continuation:

6. The Romanian singer Inna is the first European female singer ever to surpass one billion hits on YouTube, having accomplished this milestone on February 2012. (source)

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Inna, the Romanian singer that took the world by storm

7. In most international rankings, Romania is among the first places in the world based on the speed of its internet service. According to a top made by Bloomberg in 2013, Romania is the 5th country in the world and 2nd in Europe in terms of internet connection speed, being surpassed by Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, while the United States is only the 14th. Average peak speed: 37.4 Mbit/s. (source)

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Where to Find the World’s Fastest Internet? Well, you may try Romania 😀

8. The first award of a score of perfect 10 at an Olympics Games gymnastic event was to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci for her uneven bars routine in the team competition in Montreal, Canada, on 18 July 1976. (source)

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Nadia Comăneci, a true Olympic legend

9. The Romanian Air Club (Aeroclubul României), an institution with a history of 90 years, is the first flight school in Europe (founded in 1923 by George Valentin Bibescu). (sources 1, 2)

Romanian plane with the national colors: red, yellow and blue

Romanian plane with the national colors: red, yellow and blue

10. Bucharest, the capital of Romania, became the first city to be illuminated with kerosene in Europe on April 30, 1857. (sources 1,2) The second city to apply this innovation was Vienna, in 1859. (source)

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The interwar Bucharest, often named ‘Little Paris’