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Date: 02/28/08 12:19 AM

59 Responses to Inside the “Doomsday Vault“

  1. Profile photo of minjofu
    minjofu Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    Link: Inside the ``Doomsday Vault`` - Scientists construct a giant permafrost ``freezer`` off the coast of Norway to preserve the worlds seeds
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:24 am
    wow smart
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:25 am
    Cool, I read an article about it in Wired last summer, it`s intresting to see in it.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:25 am
    Um if its doomsday whos left to harvest the seeds and were could you plant them in ice
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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:30 am
    This post is a win...
    This reminds me of a oceanography teacher who showed us a video...that gave hope...but realized that in 5 billion years everything will be wiped into non existence :P...It was sad haha
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    simcon Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:31 am
    i saw a small article on this but havn`t seen a long one like this.

    Hopefully we will never have to actually go to the seed vault.

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    ManilaRose Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Interesting video, got some of my brain cells rubbing together, something that doesn`t happen here much at IAB.

    (not knocking IAB, I love that it isn`t serious here)

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    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:54 am
    Can we make sure to NOT give directions to this place to Hillary, Obama, and Canadians. We don`t need any of them preserving their seeds or eggs.
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    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:00 am

    LMAO!!

    The reporter`s name was Donna Freezin.

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    Syris Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:19 am
    `Seeds of the past` Newsreporters and their puns aye.
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    epoxysuit Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:27 am
    Something about that seemed really suspicious to me. I think they are storing something in there besides seeds.....
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:35 am
    =>

    One could have oneself a pretty banging party in that there tunnel.

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    minjofu Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:43 am
    It seemed like a really neat idea to me when I saw it.. it had an upbeat ring to it.. but then I thought wouldn`t it be horrible if we had to use it, and some dictator had taken control of it?? Yeah, sounds like a movie plot, but it`s not entirely farfetched having seen what we`ve seen throughout the centuries.. The idea of preserving species of plants so they don`t go extinct was the most appealing to me..

    p.s .. Nice to see one of my links :)

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    minjofu Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:44 am
    Nightshifter: LMAO!!
    The reporter`s name was Donna Freezin.

    LOL.. I didn`t notice that.. funny..

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    kinbushi Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 3:16 am
    If a disaster actually happens, what are the legal terms regarding the use of the seeds? Which government owns them? I think that poor countries will be screwed, not being able to retrieve their seeds later.
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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 3:28 am
    I read about this last month in Popular Science.(January 2008 issue) Its a good idea to put something like this into effect. Its a good safeguard in the case that the world might need it.
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    Mo73 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2008 at 3:53 am
    sad thing is that we are going to need this one day. The way the world feels about the US is scary. What is more scary is that we are not going anywhere like most people think. it is not the "fall" of the US. we would not let that happen. We would nuke and take everyone with us first. I hope something changes soon. Good job GW.. war for oil..selfish fool.
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    Egomie Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 4:10 am
    epoxysuit, i thought the exact same thing. in a place guarded by subzero temperatures, permafrost, security cameras, steel doors....and polerbears...it kind of makes you wonder what theyve got in there besides seeds.
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    D_Fishbait Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 4:52 am
    i`m gonna hop the conspiracy train with epoxysuit and egomie. this sounds like another science fiction plot like the National IDs or the microchips in people`s skin... scary stuff, man...
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    kongen Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:33 am
    NORWAY FTW!
    webpage in english: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/lmd/campain/svalbard-global-seed-vault.html?id=462220
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:39 am
    I have a hard time believing that any one dictator would take that vault for himself or herself.

    First they`d probably have to go through Norway`s security. Then they`d have to take it up with the rest of the world. Everyone`s well-being is potentially in that vault, so everyone cares about what happens to it, and eveyrone will fight for it.

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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:57 am
    Ok, if we had to use it, would there be any dictators left? We would be talking about mass extinction of most of life on earth. Like if a comet hit the earth..our way of existance would completly change. Humm do scientist know something we dont?
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 6:26 am
    Yay! When USA and China destroys the world, a small European country saves it. But then USA will probably destroy it again.

    Why not just stop living like swine?

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    sabreduelist Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 6:29 am
    That`s pretty cool.

    Unless the doomsday asteroid hits Scandinavia =p

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 8:31 am
    I hope they`re leaving planting and care instructions too.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 9:35 am
    If our civilization ever comes to that point, somehow I don`t think some seeds will bring us out of the brink. You gotta consider the human element at that point. Anarchy tends to get in the way of things.
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    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
    If we ever need to use this? How will we get to them? It`s super defended...HOW do we open it if we are going back to fighting each other with bow and arrows?
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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 10:04 am
    Well, with Bush in charge I`m sure doomsday will come more sooner than later.
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    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 10:23 am
    "one day our future, might relie on the seeds of the past"


    give that lady a grammy!

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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 10:45 am
    Uurrmm... I had the wrong kind of "seed" in mind when i saw all the ice... ok bluntly I thought it was a giant sperm/embreo bank.
    Ruined the elton john pun i had in mind :(
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    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Cool, indeed
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2008 at 11:14 am
    I`d spill my seed in that deep, saucy bunker.
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    StarChild_ Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 11:21 am
    Let`s just hope that it doesn`t fall into selfish and destructive hands..
    So, Definately, Don`t let the scientologists find out about this.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    ... Pollar bears won`t come and eat you for being around.

    They`ll look you up and down say "yeah? So the fu¢k what?" and move along.

    Unless you`re an ass and run up to them thinking "TEDDY!"

    Keep your distance and so will they.

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    EmoGangster Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    and if society crumbles and we NEED the seeds...

    who`s gonna have a goshdarn boat to travel 600 miles off Norway??

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    tp1212 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    hmm.. seems a bit overprotected... i mean whith the video cameras and all. doubt anyone`s going to do much bother stealing seeds...
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    wait wait wait.... we just build a giant freezer that probably costs millions of dollars... and were storing seeds in it!?!?! ARE WE F*CKING SQUIRRELS?!?!?!
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    JGESS Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    donna freezin...that was great!
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    cargasm Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    ya i heard of this before... when the day comes that we are so drated that there is no way to get food because all the animals are dead and crops destroyed... how the hell are we gonna get to this place.. walk/swim? then how the hell do we get IN if its all locked up.. THEN we need to get te seeds to some place where they can actually be planted...
    if it comes to the point where we really need these seeds to survive we wont be able to use them.. so ya they just wasted a ton of money and time
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    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
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    February 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Donna Freezin? `swhat it sounds like
  41. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    Nice, very good idea!
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    February 28, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    I have no reason to mustrust Norwegians. I was a huge A-Ha fan back in the day. I love the idea of Polar Bears as security. Well, if they are anything like Pullman`s bears near the other Svalbaard....they are unstoppable:)
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    Enimor Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    And just how are our irradiated, subhuman mutant future people going to get up there to get the seeds?
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    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    i want to go there

    it`d be nice to get out of the heat

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    Bayne Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    Watch out for those panserbjorn..
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    oh man this place is just going to completely destry human race. even if there are a few survivors. wouldn`t you think they would want ALL the resources left in the planet. that place will be a warzone. I, as many others, only care about my survival, and we are the ones who are going to make it. so we`re going to be fighting for those seeds. unless, of course the asteroids hits that island or the US East Coast. lol
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    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    They`ve been making seed vaults for years.
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    rigby_321 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    LOL NightShifter that`s what I was going to say!
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Hate to break it to ya, but this planet is almost dead already. We wont last another 100hundred years our planet simply cant support it. You can say that we can use electricity nad such but that will only work if everyone starts NOW withing the next ten years. If we dont then we gather a percentage of people stick them on various shuttles and send them out to find a planet that we could live on.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    "Hate to break it to ya, but this planet is almost dead already. We wont last another 100hundred years our planet simply cant support it. You can say that we can use electricity nad such but that will only work if everyone starts NOW withing the next ten years. If we dont then we gather a percentage of people stick them on various shuttles and send them out to find a planet that we could live on."

    Why do you think people are being (going to be) sent to Mars? The Earth has found ways to rebuilt itself, look at the asteroid that hit during prehistoric times.

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    Kcajamos Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Just wondering, if or when we ever need to use those seeds, how the hell would somone get them to where they could do some good?
    I mean if the world`s crop supplies have colapsed, one of the the first things to go will be transportaion won`t it?
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    I don`t get it. 200 years from now, who`s going to remember that there are seeds in some remote facility? Imagine if we all got wiped out. Who`s going to know of that place and crack it open?
    Imagine if they do find the place. How are they going to know wtf those seeds are.
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    kimosabi Female 13-17
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    February 29, 2008 at 10:14 am
    before i watched this i thought it was a vault of sperm and eggs. so if there was only one person left in the world and they could somehow swim to an artic island they could pour the seeds in their vagina and make babies. idk. lololol.
    this is dumb who the drat is gonna want to eat corn and potatoes so bad that thell go to a remote island in the middle of the arctic ocean right after an apocalypse.
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    February 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Nice that we`re saving them
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    swisstaco5 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    ALLOW ME TO BREAK THE ICE!

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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    lol i thought seeds was a reference to sperm.. a giant sperm bank to save the world, of course
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    PS: lol its gonna be post doomsday and no one will be able to get into the vault
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:15 am
    it probably would have been best to keep this a secret... next thing ya know terrorists are going to start threatening it... BUT i think this is one of the most awesome things i have seen in a LONG TIME! those people need a hug : )
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    this just in: they have locked the keys inside

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