Doomsday Vault now open…soon to be closed

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There’s been a couple of discussion threads in the Fallout forums regarding this, so I thought I’d share it as well. Today the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, better known as the “Doomsday Vault,” opens in Norway. The vault, which has been in construction since June of 2006, is expected to house millions of seeds for the world’s main food crops — in case these crops disappear from the planet as a result of a major catastrophe. Carved into a mountain in a remote area of the Arctic, the vault allegedly can withstand a plane crashing on it or even a nuclear missile attack.

To check out more pictures of the Doomsday Vault, head here. No word if they’re hiring Mr. Handy to help out.

Reader Comments

  1. Very cool. I guess the USA isnt the only with a world of stockpiled goods deep within the mountains.

    Does bring to mind the old saying of the best laid plans of mice and men though.

    Interesting site with a great design look aswell. Thanks for one more place to visit on the web.