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The world's largest gingerbread house is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Texas A&M University December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Texas A&M University

With nearly a ton of butter, Texas gingerbread house sets record

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Bryan, Texas (Reuters) - Holiday cheer in Texas has become even sweeter thanks to a giant gingerbread house that has broken a world record for confectionary construction.

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Coming in at 35.8 million calories and covering an area of 2520 square feet, or nearly the size of a tennis court, the 21-foot high gingerbread house in Bryan, Texas, 90 miles northwest of Houston, has been declared the biggest ever by Guinness World Records.

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