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Engineer Misunderstands the Point of Building a Gingerbread House

More candy, less CAD.
We guarantee three times as much candy was eaten as made it onto the house. (Photo: flickr.com/carriestephens)

We guarantee three times as much candy was eaten as made it onto the house. (Photo: flickr.com/carriestephens)

Have you ever engaged in a holiday activity with someone who just… didn’t get it? You know, like someone who thinks you can’t eat cookie dough or that Christmas trees need to be decorated in one single color so they look “nice”? Wired sure found someone:

An engineer has used his expertise to create an accurate and festive 3-D gingerbread model of his summer house using a laser cutter.

Working on the project with his wife, Johan von Konow generated the necessary shapes for the construction in CAD before using a 50-watt laser engraver to cut them out of a flat sheet of gingerbread.

Your argument is invalid, sir: The point of building a gingerbread house is sneaking M&Ms and gum drops and Red Vines and mini Mr. Goodbars until you puke. Save the high-tech laser-cutting for creating a truly awe-inspiring Christmas villageduh.

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