SCP-4804
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WARNING FROM THE FOUNDATION RECORDS AND INFORMATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Due to the recent discovery of this SCP object, as well as the multifaceted nature of the anomaly, there are several competing documentations for SCP-4804. The four most widely accepted are enumerated below, along with other researcher’s arguments for and against instating them as the official documentation.


Proposed by Researcher Calvin

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A glass of orange juice.

Item #: SCP-4804

Object Class: Memetic

Containment Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: A selection of instances of SCP-4804-1 are to be brought to sound-insulated containment chambers at Site-32. Analysis of their neurology and behavior will be recorded in order to determine what can be done for further containment.

Description: SCP-4804 is a phenomenon affecting approximately 0.7% of the world's population. This percentage has fluctuated greatly since initial recording of SCP-4804. Individuals affected by SCP-4804, hereafter designated as SCP-4804-1, believe that oranges do not exist.

This phenomena extends to orange trees, the fruit itself, and all derivative products, including, but not limited to, juices, cleaning products, and pop culture references. Instances of SCP-4804-1 provide various justifications for their disbelief in oranges, ranging from the idea that oranges are simply a variant of apples, to oranges being a government conspiracy, to not being able to perceive any orange-related products at all.

The source of SCP-4804 is unknown. However, analysis of the spread of SCP-4804 implies either a memetic hazard or exposure to a contagious anomaly. Recent testing has implied that SCP-4804 is not contagious, although anecdotal accounts by field agents have disputed these claims.

Addendum: SCP-4804 was discovered on 2019/3/11, when Dr. North noticed that several of his relatives became angry at the sight of orange juice. It is believed that discovery of SCP-4804 was delayed by the fact that SCP-4804 primarily affected rural communities, who had isolated themselves from the greater, non-SCP-4804-1 population.


Pros:

  • Spread of SCP-4804 does appear to reflect a memetic agent.
  • Provides a thorough description of SCP-4804's effects.

Cons:

  • The lack of discovery of SCP-4804 is not believed to be due to isolation.
  • Does not address Lovecraft's "The Oranges" document.
  • Document is vague in many places.
  • Does not address the Theresa Incident.
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