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'Boaty McBoatface' Name Will Live On

But in a slightly different way

(Newser) - "Boaty McBoatface" was the public's clear winner in a naming poll for a UK research ship, but Jo Johnson, Britain's science minister, more or less said a couple of weeks ago that the quirky moniker wasn't going to happen . He was partly right, per the Guardian ... More »

Sorry, Trolls: UK Won't Give You 'Boaty McBoatface'

Science minister says name shouldn't be 'completely frivolous'

(Newser) - The winning campaign to name the UK's new $300 million research vessel Boaty McBoatface has hit a wall, er, iceberg. Britain's science minister says that while many of the public's suggestions in a naming poll "were imaginative, some were more suitable than others," per Newsweek ... More »

It's Official: 'Boaty McBoatface' Wins

Joke got 4 times as many votes as runner-up

(Newser) - The UK has confirmed that we cannot have serious online polls dedicated to the serious task of obtaining the public's for-real opinion on the name of its serious new research vessel: Yes, Internet darling "Boaty McBoatface" has overwhelmingly won the Natural Environment Research Council's online poll, which... More »

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