Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I Am Legume
Heh, the post title today is a pun ... see, my brother sent me this link to a news story on the ribbon-cutting yesterday of the giant seed vault up in Norway (some call it a Noah's Ark, some call it a Doomsday Vault, so ... see the title is an ... oh never mind.)
Maybe I should have gone with the joke made by the Canadian plant gene curator, who said "You can't start a new world without beer."
This massive project to store and protect food plant seeds is on Svalbard Island in Norway is so remote that:
"... with as many polar bears as human beings estimated to live there. The local tourist guide advises visitors not just to always carry a gun when outside the village, but to know how to use it as well."
See, that I Am Legume joke really works here ... oh, never mind.