Eureka Pie

A typical Choco Pie.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be locked in a secure vault in Site 19. Access to the vault is only allowed with the approval from Dr. S██████ and at least one L4 personnel. No image-capturing devices are to be allowed near SCP-XXXX, and the presence and weight of SCP-XXXX is to be monitored in its vault using a pressure pad. All research and security staff of L2 and above are not to consume SCP-XXXX-01 under all circumstances, unless with express permission from three L5 personnel due to the possible security risk posed by a Eureka event. As of ██/██/████, all tests are to be carried out in a secure room, with a team of security personnel on standby. Any unauthorized personnel who has consumed any instances of SCP-XXXX-01 are to be terminated immediately.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-01 may only be removed from SCP-XXXX during tests, and must be returned to SCP-XXXX or fully consumed (with the wrapper disposed as per procedure stated in DOCUMENT-XXXX-PTC02).

Description: SCP-XXXX is an orange cylindrical plastic container, 27.4cm in height and 14.1cm in diameter with a rubber lid. SCP-XXXX exhibits no anomalous properties apart from its ability to create, out of nothingness, instances of SCP-XXXX-01. Based on the weight of SCP-XXXX, under ordinary circumstances, no less than three instances of SCP-XXXX-01 exist within SCP-XXXX. Depending on the number of people looking into SCP-XXXX, more instances of SCP-XXXX-01 will be created such that there will always be enough SCP-XXXX-01 for all of them. SCP-XXXX will always be able to contain all instances of SCP-XXXX-01 created or placed within it without overflowing, though SCP-XXXX's total weight will be affected normally. When there are less than three instances of SCP-XXXX-01 inside SCP-XXXX, more will be created inside SCP-XXXX. Anyone who has witnessed the creation of SCP-XXXX-01 say that SCP-XXXX-01 simply "appears" inside the container.

SCP-XXXX-01 appears as an individually wrapped Choco Pie manufactured by █████ █████████████ for the Korean market. It is in all respects identical to a regular Choco Pie: weight, appearance, taste, smell, packaging (including the text) and so on. The expiry date printed on the packaging is similar to those found on mundane Choco Pies acquired at the same time the instances of SCP-XXXX-01 are retrieved, and no expired SCP-XXXX-01 has been encountered.

When any person sees an instance of SCP-XXXX-01 that is still wrapped up (including through the use of image-capturing devices, mirrors or even photographs), he or she will be overcome by an intense desire to consume it (or another instance of it, if the particular viewed instance is not available). He or she (henceforth referred to as the subject) will, however, only want to consume a single instance of SCP-XXXX-01. When asked, the subject usually states that one is enough, or that he or she wants to leave some for others to eat. It takes approximately an hour for the subject to want to consume another instance of SCP-XXXX-01.

Once an instance of SCP-XXXX-01 is unwrapped and partially consumed, it loses its aforementioned property and others may view it without wanting to consume it (or other instances of it). Complete consumption is not required for other anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX-01 to manifest, though the small size and taste of SCP-XXXX-01 is usually enough to convince the subject to completely consume it.

At least eight hours after the initial consumption of SCP-XXXX-01, a Eureka event will occur. The subject will suddenly figure out the solution to an unresolved issue that the subject had prior to the consumption of SCP-XXXX-01 and experience immeasurable pride and joy (if the issue is a difficult one) or immense embarrassment at his or her belated realization (if the issue is an extremely simple one that the subject was somehow unable to figure out). The intensity of the emotions felt is almost always enough to confirm that a Eureka event has occurred. The issue may range from mundane to life-changing, and may even include issues that the subject subsequently resolved or attempted to resolve after consuming SCP-XXXX-01 (usually causing much regret over the inelegance of their solution over the one that just occurred to them during the Eureka event).

Over 70% of Eureka events occur within 24 to 120 hours after the initial consumption of SCP-XXXX-01, though Eureka events may occur up to three months after initial consumption.

SCP-XXXX was first discovered in a house in ████████, South Korea, following a spate of high-profile, unsolvable murders that raised the possibility of an anomalous object or being responsible for the murders. A secret raid was carried out with the help of local authorities, and SCP-XXXX was subsequently brought into Foundation custody. The Foundation also identified a suspect using [REDACTED], but the suspect was killed after [REDACTED].

To date, the serial murder is popularly considered to be unsolved.