The community of Bryan, Texas has constructed a gingerbread house Guiness-certified as the largest in the world. The project is now being used as a tourist attraction to fund a new facility to for the trauma program at nearby St. Joseph Health System.
The 39,201.8-cubic-foot structure was built on the grounds of the Texas A&M Traditions Club. It is nearly 3,000 cubic feet larger than the previous record holder built in 2006 at the Mall of America in Minnesota.
Other than requiring a tarp to protect it from the elements, the only drawback is the bees: a cluster of about 2,000 bees has moved in to avail themselves of the free sugar.