December 20, 2013
Largest Gingerbread Village?
News from Norway
'My gingerbread village is bigger than yours'
A battle has broken out between Bergen and New York over which city has constructed the world's largest gingerbread village.
On 17 November, a 135-house village constructed in Queen's, New York, was officially named "the world's largest gingerbread village" by the Guinness Book of Records.
But Bergen on Tuesday unveiled a village more than ten times as big, with no fewer than 1,990 trains and buildings spread out over 380 square meters.
"Once again we have the record. It's just totally amazing, we simply have the largest, most beautiful and best gingerbread city in the universe," Steinar Kristoffersen, who leads the city's 'Pepperkakebyen' project said at the opening.
New York immediately rebutted the claim, however, arguing that Bergen falls short on important technicalities.
Posted by joke du jour at December 20, 2013 06:02 PM
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