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This Arctic Shelter Holds the Seeds to Humankind's Survival


From the slope of an ice-covered mountain overlooking the sleepy town, another structure cuts through the topography that appears decidedly more protected and sturdy: the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Conceived as a fail-proof storage facility built to withstand virtually any kind of global disaster, the vault is a highly safeguarded structure that contains duplicates of the world's seed samples, ready to jumpstart food production in the event of doomsday.

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