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Gingerbread Vandalism

A Cookie Town and Christmas Tradition in Bergen Lies in Ruins

— November 24, 2009 — World
The Bergen gingerbread town is a Christmas-time tradition in the Norwegian city. Unfortunately, for gingerbread enthusiasts the spectacular display was ruthlessly destroyed over the weekend.

The 650-cookie house Bergen gingerbread town was found crushed, painted and sprayed with fire extinguisher foam. Strange, as I thought the destruction would come with many more bite-marks, missing cookie-homes and dilapidated jellybean shingles.

The police are looking into all possible lead as to who would want to participate in such vandalism (rival shortbread architecture enthusiasts perhaps?). Fear not as the citizens who participated in the construction are working day and night for the next week to reconstruct the Bergen gingerbread town, no word on whether or not any gingerbread men or women were harmed during the attack.
Trend Themes
1. Gingerbread Art Installations - Creating large-scale gingerbread art installations for the holiday season presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the food and art industries.
2. Interactive Christmas Displays - Designing interactive Christmas displays using edible materials like gingerbread opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the event planning and entertainment industries.
3. Food Tourism Experiences - Developing gingerbread town experiences as tourist attractions offers disruptive innovation opportunities in the travel and hospitality industries.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Incorporating gingerbread house contests and exhibitions into the food and beverage industry can drive customer engagement and boost sales.
2. Art and Design - Integrating gingerbread art installations into art galleries and museums can create unique and immersive experiences for visitors, attracting new audiences.
3. Tourism and Hospitality - Creating gingerbread town attractions can attract tourists and enhance the overall tourism experience, contributing to the growth of the tourism and hospitality industries.
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