If the world was to ever encounter an apocalyptic scenario, it'd sure be nice to be able to munch on a few Oreo cookies for sweet relief.
Oreo feels the same way, which is why it built a Global Oreo Vault to protect its recipe and establish a "large stockpile of cookies." The idea seems to have been sparked by a Twitter commenter who wondered what would happen to Oreos if an asteroid were to hit Earth. An important question.
(NASA tweeted back in August that a "very small" asteroid identified as 2018VP1 has a 0.41% chance of entering Earth's atmosphere during the first week of November, though it would disintegrate.)
The Oreo Vault is located just down the road from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, a similar facility built into the side of a mountain that contains over one million seed samples for humans to draw from in case the earth is scorched.
Oreo is so serious about this endeavor that the brand stored each box in mylar wrapping that can withstand temperatures from -80 degrees to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and locks out air and moisture. Playing no games!
Plus, there are little tubes of powdered milk, 'cause what's an Oreo without some milk to wash it down? "Just add snow and enjoy!" Oreo suggests.
Below is a 3-minute mockumentary centered around a Norwegian architect named Markus Thorlandand and his quest to create the Global Oreo Vault located at 78° 08' 58.1" N, 16° 01' 59.7" E. Keep those digits in a safe place.