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    Thumbs down doomsday vault =??

    Please, read this passage:

    Norway plans to build a "doomsday vault" inside a mountain on an Arctic island to hold a seed bank of all known varieties of the world's crops.

    What does "doomsday vault" mean ??

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    Re: doomsday vault =??

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy
    Please, read this passage:
    Norway plans to build a "doomsday vault" inside a mountain on an Arctic island to hold a seed bank of all known varieties of the world's crops.
    What does "doomsday vault" mean ??

    Doomsday (the day of doom) is a word used to describe either the end of the world, environmental catastrophe or the end of human life on the planet. A vault is a secure place (in a bank) and the full meaning here is a safe and secure place to keep seeds in the hope that a time will come when they can be used again.

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