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The belief that the noon bell has something to do with Nándorfehérvár is very widespread in Hungary; however, according to http://epa.oszk.hu/01000/01014/00026/pdf/115.pdf this is a myth (alas, in Hungarian only; some sources are cited too). I'm not a historian, but I'd be interested in knowing the truth of the matter.
The Wikipedia article is correct. The reference is an article (or opinion), from a literary journal, and it is ironic and sarcastic. So maybe even not the author take it seriously. Otherwise there isn't a why, and the source is not related to history. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:15, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
This seems to be the answer. I have no time now to rewrite the article, though – hopefully later... KissL 14:34, 3 June 2007 (UTC)