For the first time in a very long time, the Coronavirus has caused us to question our well-grounded doubts of conspiracy theories. The virus spread faster than wildfires, taking lives as quickly as it crossed borders and entered homes. Countries with supposedly robust healthcare began to experience severe health crises, and as new conspiracy theories began to rise, it became harder to ignore them.
However, it appears that some companies may have taken their belief in an apocalypse a bit more seriously than most. In a video published on its YouTube page, Oreo, the popular American cookie brand, unveiled its asteroid and apocalyptic-proof bunker designed to preserve its cookies should the world suddenly go up in flames. It explains it was inspired by the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway which is a storage facility for various seeds that has been designed and built to withstand both natural and manmade disasters. It is located above the permafrost line, placing it in the Arctic Circle.
According to Oreo’s video, the vault was also created specifically in regards to Asteroid 2018VP1, which has a slight chance of hitting Earth’s atmosphere on Nov. 2. While it’s unlikely that the asteroid would even survive entering the atmosphere, Oreo apparently isn’t taking any chances.
It has also shared a series of posts on its Twitter account to explain how the cookies would be preserved. “Each cookie pack is wrapped in protective Mylar which can keep our cookies safe from temperatures of -80°F to 300°F,” Oreo says in a post. In yet another, it explains that the vault also contains vials of powdered milk, which reportedly only need to have powdered snow added before being ready to have Oreos dunked in it.
Oreo has provided the coordinates of the vault, 78°08’58.1″N, 16°01’59.7″E, which places it near the Svalbard seed vault. According to a tweet from the cookie maker, however, there is a coded lock on the door, ensuring the contents are saved for an apocalyptic event.
It is comforting to know that, were the world, as we know it, to come to an end, there would be delicious cookies waiting, maybe not for us, but for the post-apocalyptic generation.
Source: NY Post