Monday, November 23, 2020

And In Other News, Nabisco Has Constructed A Doomsday Vault For Oreos

From c|net, October 23:

Oreo stashed its cookies in an asteroid-proof doomsday vault

The cookies are prepared for the extremely slim chance the "Election Day asteroid" reaches Earth's atmosphere.

Oreo, maker of the legendary chocolate-and-creme sandwich cookies, may be overreacting a little. 

Asteroid 2018 VP1 is scheduled to graze Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the US elections. It has a real but exceedingly slim (0.41%) possibility of entering our planet's atmosphere, at which point it would harmlessly disintegrate. But Oreo isn't taking any chances. The company has built a concrete doomsday vault in Norway to house its cookies....


The Oreo vault is a little south of the seed vault which is at 78°14'17.40" N 15°26'50.05" E.