Baja Blast
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The following file was given to this iteration of the Department of Extra-Universal Affairs from an equivalent in Universe B-2004-β. The information contained within does not represent baseline reality (Universe A-173-Alpha). All redactions were present in the original file from B-2004-β.

Item #: SCP-baja

Object Class: Archon-cotidie1

Special Containment Procedures:

Description: SCP-baja is a pair of anomalous phenomena affecting the production of SCP-baja-A. By itself, SCP-baja-A has been determined to be nonanomalous. SCP-baja-A is carbonized soft drink with a aquamarine color and a tropical flavor, with the designation of SCP-baja-A covering a amount of variations. The most common variant of SCP-baja-A is commercially sold and marketed as Mountain DewTM Baja Blast by PepsiCo.

SCP-baja-1 is a global phenomenon inhibiting the artificial synthesis of SCP-baja-1. Despite the ability of recipes to produce SCP-baja-A in regions not affected by SCP-baja-12, such recipes will produce SCP-baja-B in the presence of SCP-baja-1. SCP-baja-B is an uncarbonated liquid which a taste exclusively described as "battery acid". No other descriptors have ever been applied to SCP-baja-B, and it is believed to be a low-grade cognitohazard.

SCP-baja-2 is a phenomena affecting Baja Blast Geyser, located in Baja California. The surrounding area of Baja Blast Geyser is composed of non-anomalous silicates and calcium compounds, as well as several cationic metallic particles, which hold their charge despite being grounded; these particles partially act as a catalyst for SCP-baja-2.

Natural processes in and around Baja Blast Geyser result in the production of SCP-baja-A.

Addendum baja.1: History and Cultural Significance of SCP-baja-A

SCP-baja is believed to have been created in the aftermath of the 001-Apotheosis Event, in which SCP-001 was partially assembled in Western Mexico, and created the Gulf of California.

[discovered in the 50's by PepsiCo, noted for extreme similarity to base mountain dew flavor]
[marketed as a luxury, high end soft drink, gained popularity as a nonalchoholic formal beverage]
[foundation investigates around this time but doesn't do a very good job, concludes it is nonanomalous]
[stock market crash of 2008 caused when PepsiCo failed to bottle the blast, causing their stock to crash. since they're a pretty large company, that had ramifications]
[anomalous nature is indicated by extradimensional contact]
[containment initiatives begin in full at this point]

Addendum baja.2: Discovery of Anomalous Nature

The initial indication of SCP-baja was recovered during a meeting between the Department of Extra-Universal Affairs of baseline reality and an equivalent from B-173-Alpha. An excerpt from this meeting follows below:

[EXTRANEOUS DATA EXPUNGED]

Trevor Bailey (B-2004-β): I'm going to go get something to drink, we can continue the religious symbol trading when I get back. Want anything?

Trevor Bailey (A-173-α): What do you have?

Trevor Bailey (Β-2004-β): Oh, the usual. Beer, wine, Baja Blast, water, tea, whatever you want.

Trevor Bailey (A-173-α): Baja Blast?

Trevor Bailey (Β-2004-β): Good choice, that was what I was just about to get myself.

Trevor Bailey (Α-173-α): No, is that fancy in this universe?

describe the full containment attempts/assessment here

Addendum baja.3: Religious Significance of SCP-baja-A

Further analysis of the cultural significance of SCP-baja-A has indicated one prominent connection to a known anomalous group - specifically, the Church of the Broken God. Several notable ancient Mekhanist make reference to a drink with similar attributes to SCP-baja-A, describing it as the chosen drink of Mekhane and equivalent to the nectar of the Olympian Gods.

It is currently unknown how SCP-baja-A was produced during the ancient Mekhanist period, but it is believed that another instance of SCP-baja-2 existed during that time period. This instance was likely destroyed, or may be SCP-2217.

Modern-day Mekhanist groups are divided on the interpretation of SCP-baja-A. While GoI-004C ("Church of Maxwellism") has adopted SCP-baja-A as a sacred beverage, GoI-004B ("Cogwork Orthodox Church") has entirely rejected SCP-baja-A, claiming that the relevant scripture is noncanonical. GoI-004A ("The Broken Church") remains divided on the issue, being a point of debate in the Church.

An excerpt from the GoI-004C Book of … regarding SCP-baja-A follows below:

Addendum baja.4: O5-Council Deliberations

The O5 Council, as part of their regular meetings, discussed containment of scp-baja

O5-4: Baja Blast is anomalous? The luxury, high end soda?

O5-8: It's pretty bad soda, honestly. It's just slightly different Mountain Dew.

**O5-2:* it's anomalous

O5-3: Have we considered using the Ennui Protocol to contain this anomaly?

O5-8: Yes, but it won't be feasible. Ennui is only effective in containing conceptual anomalies, or convincing the public that an anomaly is not anomalous. The public already believes it is not.

O5-10: That gives me an idea. We allow it to go uncontained for the time being. But the next time we kick turn 2000 on and restart society, we can contain it then. There are several anomalies in containment that were once considered to be a part of normalcy, before other resets. It's what we currently plan to do concerning the Gulf of Mexico.

O5-1: It's worked well enough in the past

O5-6: Simple enough. How long is that list of stuff we'll need to contain the next reboot growing, in any case?

O5-13: It is currently three hundred and fifty one items long.

O5-10: Most of it minor, correct?

O5-13: Less than ideal.

O5-1: Let's put it to a vote. Show of hands?

Shuffling.

O5-1: Motion passes. Anomaly will be uncontained until the next usage of SCP-2000.

Addendum baja.5: Similar Phenomena

multi-u finds another dimension's baja blast

[EXTRANEOUS DATA EXPUNGED]

Trevor Bailey (Μ-121948-δ): I'm going to go get something to drink, we can continue the religious symbol trading when I get back. Want anything?

Trevor Bailey (A-173-α): That'd be great, thank you.

Trevor Bailey (B-2004-β): What do you have?

Trevor Bailey (Μ-121948-δ): Oh, the usual. Beer, wine, Mountain Dew, water, tea, whatever you want.

Trevor Bailey (Β-2004-β): Mountain Dew?

Trevor Bailey (Α-173-α): Oh god, not again.

Trevor Bailey (Μ-121948-δ): Good choice, that was what I was just about to get myself.

Trevor Bailey (Β-2004-β): No, is that fancy in this universe?

Trevor Bailey (A-173-α): The Pataphysicists were wrong! God isn't a horror writer, he's a hack!
stormbreath (scp-wiki): Guilty as charged.
**Trevi

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