The Global Seed Vault gets a neighbor
930,000+ seeds to save humanity vs. one cookie recipe!
The Svaldbard Seed vault exists in the country of Norway. It holds all the seeds needed to replant earth, should the worst case scenario happen.
In 2020 they got a neighbor. The Oreo vault, which basically holds the recipe to Oreos, as well as a stockpile of ready to eat Oreos.
Sealed in Mylar, it can withstand extreme temperatures, moisture, and air.
It also comes with powdered milk which also last for years to come.
This was created in response to a real asteroid threat.
The threat chance being 0.41%.
That comes directly from the official Twitter account for NASA Asteroid watch back in August 2020.
Some cookie lover heard that an asteroid had a 0.41 percent chance of entering Earth atmosphere the first week in November, and that’s all the reason he needed to get the ball rolling on the project.
Imagine all the people working at the Oreo company just all unanimously agreeing to make safe their cookies against an apocalypse.
If you’re wondering just how big Oreo is, their sales reached over 3 billion dollars in 2017, and are also the leading cookie brand in the USA.
Howah. Good news for cookie lovers everywhere.
Actual coordinates to the Oreo vault is 78° 08’ 58.1” N, 16° 01’ 59.7” E.