I read about this seed vault and all I can think is that it will be the subject of an upcoming James Bond film, in which the evil powers will either try to steal all the seeds or contaminate them with some left-over plutonium from one of their other nefarious projects.
But you read the article and realize how much biodiversity we’ve lost and it is frightening to consider.
On another front, one of the driving forces behind the project died recently. You’ve got to love that first name, Bent. Bent! You just want to say that out loud: “Bent!”
And what if you need someone to ask Bent to come into your office? “Get Bent,” you say. Which then leads into this whole (rather unsavory) discussion about the phrase.