For all the cookie lovers worried about their favorite Oreo cookies, their beloved company has taken an immense measure. As the earthlings hold their breath for the asteroid 2018 VP1, Orea had to safeguard their best-selling cookies.
The “Election Day asteroid” will be grazing past us on the 2nd of November. There is an exceedingly slim possibility of the asteroid entering the earth’s atmosphere (0.41%). But even if it does enter the atmosphere, it will disintegrate way before it can cause any harm on the ground. Just to be on the safe side, Oreo has built a doomsday vault in the cold realms of Norway. Oreo cookies are stashed in this vault in case of any unfortunate incidents.
Oreo Cookies, Seeds, And More
The Artic has another doomsday vault that houses botanical and agricultural seeds. It is meant to preserve human legacy in case disaster strikes someday in the distant past. The one for the Oreo cookies is much smaller and is quite clearly a PR stunt.
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The company has released a video with a real astronomer and actors that shows the vault. It is located quite near the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, at 78°08’58.1″N, 16°01’59.7″E.
But what triggered this Oreo cookies vault? One fan named Olivia Gordon tweeted on 3rd October asking who will save the Oreo cookies in case the Election Day asteroid strikes. And the company was quick to act on this PR opportunity!
In a statement released Friday, Orea said that the cookies are wrapped in mylar and then kept inside the vault. Mylar can withstand temperatures from -80 degrees to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and is impervious to chemical reactions, moisture, and air. This is another precaution the company took to make sure the cookies remain fresh and protected for many years.
The 2018 VP1 asteroid poses no real threat to humans or Oreo cookies. But when a whirlwind of a year strikes us like 2020, we should take up every opportunity to take delight in the absurdity that we can!