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In this week's installment of "Three Questions," Scott Sherman talks with Adam Nelson, a lead creative force behind the Gingerbread Cookie Factory holiday display at the downtown Deseret Book store.

The 25-foot-long, 12-foot-high display took four months to build. The machine, whose whimsical features have been described as Charles Dickens meets Dr. Seuss, releases gingerbread scent throughout the store and has hidden speakers that play clanks and clonks as if the factory were really producing cookies.

To add to the effect, onlookers can grab a free gingerbread man cookie from the end of the machine. (Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the creation of the machine at and get more details on how it works at

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