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Fun Fact December 21, 2020.

21 December 2020

You may have one in your house right now!  A gingerbread house.  According to PBS dot com Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. Their popularity rose when the Brothers Grimm wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which the siblings stumble upon a house made entirely of treats. It is not clear whether or not gingerbread houses were a result of the popular fairy tale, or vice versa.  Recently the record for world’s largest gingerbread house was broken. The new winning gingerbread house was nearly 40,000 cubic feet and was built at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas. The house was so large that it required a building permit and was built much like a traditional house. 4,000 gingerbread bricks were used during its construction. The recipe for a house this size would included 1,800 pounds of butter and 1,080 ounces of ground ginger, plus of course, the pounds of confectioners sugar for the sweet mortar.  I think I need a glass of milk.

Fun Fact December 21, 2020.