This is the Global Seed Vault — a doomsday vault built to save the world from starvation. It was made to ensure that humanity never runs out of diverse sources of food to grow, if-slash-when we totally destroy the planet. 

The vault houses over 800,000 seed samples from countries all over the world in a concrete tunnel designed to last 10,000 years, cut into a remote Norwegian mountainside. (Can’t you just imagine an Austin Powers plot set here?)

Watch the seedkeeper talk about it here »

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    For the record, it’s not just remote, it’s on Svalbard, a frozen spit of land in the arctic ocean north of Scandinavia.
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    Brian K. Vaughn actually wrote a screenplay called The Vault, relating to this.
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