World Record Gingerbread Man No Longer Held By Texan

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OSLO (AP) - The world's tallest living man has unveiled the
world's largest gingerbread man at an Ikea outlet in the Norway's
capital Oslo.

Guinness Book of World Records spokeswoman Justine Bourdariat
says 8-foot-1-inch tall Sultan Koesen of Turkey presented the 1,435
pound heavy biscuit. Baked locally in the traditional gingerbread
man shape, it beat the previous gingerbread cookie record of 1,307
pounds set in 2006 in Smithville, Texas.

Ikea spokesman Jan Thommesen says Guinness Book of World Records
representative Kelly Gerret awarded the furniture store a world
record diploma on Thursday as part of the publication's World
Records Day.

Koesen was declared the tallest living man by the Guinness Book
of World Records in September.