I just read a National Geographic news article about a Doomsday Vault built on a Norwegian artic island to store seeds. It stated that this vault "is designed to keep millions of seed samples safe from natural and unnatural disasters: global warming, asteroid strikes, plant diseases, nuclear warfare, and even earthquakes."
Wow. On one hand, I am thrilled we have a secure place to put seeds in case of disaster. I'm glad someone's paranoid enough to prepare ahead like this. On the other hand...oh, my gosh, how scary that we might need a place like this! Yikes.
I bet governments all over the world have tons of secret vaults full of stuff we don't know about and probably never will. It should would be fun to have a guided tour of some of them.
Speaking of seeds, and on a less serious note, an incredibly fun family video game is Viva Pinata. It's a life simulation game where your job is to take neglected land and turn it into a beautiful, fruitful garden. You have to plant seeds to grow plants, which in turn attract certain pinata animals. You must romance the animals to produce offspring and unlock achievements. You learn what different pinatas require to become residents of your garden, etc. It is a blast. I had so much fun playing this game with my children.
I'd love a garden in my backyard. I'd love a secret vault back there too! Heck, why not have a secret garden IN my secret vault. That's be awesome.
Would you build a vault in your backyard if you had the space and funds to do so? What would you keep stocked in your vault?