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The Naming of a $290 Million Research Ship Was Left to the Public Who Came up With “RRS Boaty McBoatface”

written by Shane "Geek" Lundberg March 21, 2016
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Yup that’s what happens when you leave it up to the Internet…

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Scientists in the UK asked the public to vote on a name for their $290 million polar research ship. Because people are awful (or awesome, depending on your point of view) the name at the top of the list is none other than “RRS Boaty McBoatface”.

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Ah, such a fitting name for such a grand ship. You can watch this video for details on the construction and groundbreaking advancements of the soon to be RRS Boaty McBoatface:

Honestly, they’ll probably pick one of the more serious suggestions as this naming poll is in no way binding.  However, at this point they’ll probably be facing some backlash if they don’t.

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The people REALLY want Boaty Mc Boatface.


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