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The Reading Room: Year-Round Gingerbread House Mania, and the Other Side of Baltimore

The Reading Room: Year-Round Gingerbread House Mania, and the Other Side of Baltimore

The Pepperkakebyen in Norway. Photo: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Pepperkakebyen in Norway. Photo: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Most of us think about gingerbread houses only one month out of the year, but for the world’s top gingerbread house makers, it’s a year-round obsession. [Atlas Obscura]

We’ve seen the images of destruction in Baltimore, but there’s also a sense of community as well, with residents coming out to clean up after the riots. [Gawker]

It’s not just homes whose value appreciates over time. This analysis of world landmarks shows what it would cost to build them today. The Great Pyramid of Giza would carry a price tag of $ 878,250,000!! After all, forced labor is no longer an option. [Home Advisor]

Besides Nepal, do you know what areas of the world are at highest risk for the strongest quakes? [Quartz]

This city in South Florida that provides a rare refuge for sex offenders. [GQ]

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