Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Global Seed Vault.

It is a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time — and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters. The Seed Vault represents the world’s largest collection of crop diversity.


Fundraiser for Hunter’s Syndrome  Hey guys, today my baby cousin was diagnosed with an incurable disease called Hunter’s Syndrome. It effects 1 in 100,000 children and the life expectancy is 10 years. I made this fundraiser to help his parents to supply him with everything necessary for giving him an amazing childhood and to save for future medical expenses. Please spread the message or donate just $1, you’re changing somebody’s life.


The infamous Cheetah that Daniel M. mounted after many taxidermists told him the skin would turn into ‘cheetah soup’ after it was rehydrated because it was a 70 year old pelt.   It managed to hold up hydration and was mounted up.  It was featured in a previous issue of Breakthrough magazines.

Its important that with mountable skins that they must be stored properly in order to make sure the tan holds up as well as getting it tanned properly.  If I recall this skin was in a museum freezer as a dry tan all those years.