Happy Wednesday! It is a lovely sunny day on the East Coast… so, no snow. But fingers are still crossed for a white Christmas.
Here’s what caught my eye this morning:
1. On the tails of Let It Dough (see #1), here are some iconic buildings built in gingerbread. Someone had a lot of time on their hands, but the end result is pretty impressive: http://flavorwire.com/138020/10-iconic-buildings-recreated-in-gingerbread
2. NYMag claimed that one of these 10 people would be famous by 2010. Check out the list and see how accurate they were: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/12/famous_-_where_are_they_now.html
3. Today is the busiest day of the year for UPS (they just, in fact, delivered 3 packages to my house about 20 minutes ago). UPS hires “jumpers” every holiday season to help deliver millions of packages in time for Christmas: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703581204576033521753156868.html?mod=e2tw
4. Wrapping Christmas gifts this year? Need some design inspiration? Here are some cute DIY ideas from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-tuesday-last-minute-packaging-round-up-11450/
5. Dunkin Donuts outranks Starbucks for number of stores in New York City. Interesting because I can never seem to find a Dunkin unless I’m on 3rd avenue. http://fwix.com/nyc/share/1574c97aa0/there_are_now_194_starbucks_in_manhatan?eref=1280289_1
6. Microsoft plans to launch a new operating system next year, with previews as early as next month, that will allows the Windows operating system to run in smaller gadgets, such as tablets: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704851204576034051605593000.html
7. Watch YouTube’s top 10 most-watched video ads of 2010. Old Spice is at the top (yay): http://mashable.com/2010/12/21/youtube%E2%80%99s-most-viewed-ads-of-2010-videos/
8. Mashable is building the world’s largest Facebook wall in their offices. Want to get in? Make sure you “like” Mashable on Facebook to get included. http://mashable.com/2010/12/20/two-weeks-left-to-join-the-worlds-largest-real-life-facebook-wall/
9. Infographic fun! Fast Company put together some fun stats on Apple’s App Store. Check it out: http://www.fastcompany.com/1710462/infographic-apples-app-store-visualized
10. And today’s quote of the day: “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
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