So the British government is building a new polar research vessel. And they held an internet contest to name the boat. And the internet being both a terrible and wonderful place, people voted in droves.
The winner? A very appropriate "Boaty McBoatface" was chosen by a very large margin.
I honestly could not stop laughing for a solid three minutes when i read this article.
I SO hope they follow through with this!!
Here's the article.
It appears that the National Oceanography Centre did indeed snub the democratic will of the internet, and instead opted to name the to-be-built vessel R.R.S. Sir David Attenborough.
But don't fret! They also apparently have a sense of humor, and a some good business acumen to boot. They've not only gone and named one of their unmanned submersibles Boaty McBoatface, but have also launched a kids' outreach program regarding underwater exploration!
Good show, mates. Good Show!