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sounds a bit Noah's Ark
do they know something we don't?
but it mentions there are 1400 around the world already, this one will just be more stable. so a good idea, i would say..
but there's a difference between storing a few seeds in a laboratory freezer and carving out the inside of a island mountain and lining it with two metres of concrete to make it armageddon proof
It ominous is what it is. I have a terrible sense of foreboding. I think WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!
Quick, somebody sleep with Ann Widecombe - it's his last chance.
of charity?: This is THE END OF THE WORLD!
when one of my housemates told me about it
They're protecting it with POLAR BEARS. Yes.
That was Lost.
I'm getting my thread confused again. Is this the one about cider? I'm confused.
I was going to write 'I'm lost' there, but that would have confused me even more.
and yes, really really paranoid. 'we're preserving them for future generations in case of a massive massive global nuclear war'.
what if we all die? then it'll have been a big waste of time and effort...
and anyway, our descendants will probably be mutated into weird humanoid things with three eyes and four mouths and will be able to eat rocks, thereby rendering the seed banks completely useless.
A bit like Ann Widecombe then?
a bit like her. her crossed with john mcririck (or however you spell his frickin name) to make an invincible humanish species with bad dress sense. and that eat rocks.
I love the idea of carving out mountains and filling them with goodies! I THINK A SWEETS ONE SHOULD BE NEXT.
how will the survivors be able to get to the arctic vault
and after all that terrible journey, is it really fair to make them fight polar bears ?
and how will they know what each jar contains without a crash course in Latin or Norwegian?
Actually - Norway has been a bit jittery recently on nuclear subjects and other political stuff like that
they've actively banned any public investment in any companies related to the production of nuclear arms
oh - and they're boycotting all israeli products
They're "great". These are big, but only "quite good".
want to buy gerbils again :(
there was a picture with this.
I'm not clicking on that until it's confirmed that it's not some form of German porn Ann Widdecombe/extravaganza.
But it's kinda sexy in it's own little way.
I've never SEED anything like it!
Muesli for breakfast every day.
they'll have the last laugh. i don't care, i'll be dead.
The film, not the message board type.
It was made circa 1984 and is about nuclear war in Sheffield. Horrible, horrible film. Very good, but horrible.
Don't watch it, it'll make you want to build your own food mountain straight away.
been looking for an excuse for some time.
there was much controversy around it
very scary indeed
Killed himself and his family after watching it, convinced it was better to die than live through any impending nuclear war.
This is why the BBC never repeated it. I was made to watch it in school. Colonol_K's assesment is correct. It didn't move/affect me as profoundly as 'When the wind blows' though.
I'd forgotten about that, that's just as terrifying.
I'm very glad I'm too young to remember the cold war.
Â£9.97 on amazon.
i'm quite tempted...
move house in the 80s during the height of nuclear paranoia. On clearing out a cupboard we found a mound of pakora, chips, crisps etc. His rat, Fodderstomph, had been hoarding it. He was quite touched, thinking that the rat was preserving food for him in the event of a nuclear war.
for much of the 80s. It really did seem like they'd drop the bomb any second. Where I lived used to flood pre-Thames Barrier and they used an old WWII air raid siren as a flood warning. The thing went off in the middle of the night once. The most horrible, sinsiter, alien, frightening, gut fucking sound you ever heard. Especially when you're 14, just watched threads, woken with a start and convinced yourself you have just three minuets to live. Not good.
I'm gettin it!