Boaty McBoatface. Not!

nerc_nameWell, this is bad news. Britain’s Science Ministry has decided that their new-build polar research vessel will bear the name “David Attenbourough” rather then “Boaty McBoatface” the far-better name selected by popular vote in March.

The Brits have no sense of humor — things would have gone the other way in, say, New Zealand. Maybe Australia. [NYTimes].

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