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Exotic Animals In Loudoun; Gingerbread Houses In Georgetown

LOUDOUN COUNTY—That zebra strolling along the street is not an illusion. Early this morning two zebras escaped from the Leesburg Animal Park Petting Zoo and took a tour of the nearby neighborhood. Zookeepers were able to tranquilize them and return them safely to the zoo. [NBC]

GEORGETOWN—The restaurant 1789 has a three-foot tall gingerbread house on display, that required eight pounds of butter, 200 smarties, two quarts of egg whites and a whole lot more baking supplies. Click over for a full list of ingredients and a photo gallery of this spicy structure. [Washingtonian]