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These 10 Chilly Buildings Are Full of Seeds, Ice Samples, and Cheese

These aren't your average refrigerators.

For millennia, humans have come up with creative ways to keep their stuff cold. Iran’s ancient peoples erected beehive-like buildings to store ice in the Persian heat. In 18th-century Czechia, the residents of Vrbice carved quaint wine cellars deep into their hills. And in Norway, a massive 21st-century freezer stands like a giant safety deposit box, stuffed with 4.5 million seed samples. Whether you’re trying to keep yourself or your award-winning cheese nice and cool, here for inspiration are 10 of the world’s most remarkable refrigerators.