Svalbard's Doomesday Vault. I'd read about this in the actual news. but I like somethingawful's take on it best.
In other news, I'm going to put my usual, firmly masculine, salt-of-the-earth, eats-raw-chicken-drumsticks-whilst-watching-football-from-the-back-of-a-JCB persona aside for a second and ask: where can I get a nice leather satchelly rucksack sort of thing? Now I'm thirty three, I've decided I want a proper non-studenty travel accessory, that will last a few years, so I might pay a bit more than normal. I even went all brand-y and looked at the Dunhill site, but couldn't find anything suitable, which to be honest was a bit of a relief. I tried ebay, but they're all a bit girly. It's a proper conundrum/mystery/dilema. Actually it's none of those things really, but if anyone has any handy hints, do let me know.
Supposedly there's a shop in Falmouth that has magic Elizabethan leather brought up from a sunken ship, with an army of craftsman out the back who will sculpt any item you want, but I can't find the shop, and in fact may have dreamt the whole thing.