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Last year, the Australian government announced the results of a competition to pick the names of six new ferries that would enter into use in Sydney. Five of the names picked were of prominent Australians, including doctors and indigenous leaders, but when it came to naming the final ferry, things went another direction — and the boat ended up […]
First, there was the story of the internet poll that named a research ship Boaty McBoatface. The name was ultimately rejected by the powers-that-be. Then naming polls across the globe followed suit, which gave us Trainy McTrainface and Horsey McHorseface, among others. Show More Summary
For a while, Britain experienced the Boaty McBoatface phenomenon — public institutions asking citizens to name boats/gritters/vehicles and getting swamped by a whole lot of ridiculously inappropriate names. SEE ALSO: Public road gritter...Show More Summary
The last ferry in a new Sydney Harbour fleet will be christened Ferry McFerryface - the Australian city's second favourite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface.
Boaty McBoatface's legacy lives on. Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney, Australia, to name their latest ferry. And now an official name has now been announced: Ferry McFerryface. More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition. Show More Summary
Humans like naming things. We named a boat Boaty McBoatface. We named a bunch of animals after dicks. But some things already have perfectly good names. Like a distant rock NASA is tasking us with nicknaming. More »
Last year, some 124,000 people voted to name a new British research vessel Boaty McBoatface, but the decision was overturned. The ship was named instead for the popular British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Trainy McTrainface,Show More Summary
In the UK, we like to laugh at ourselves… especially when we tried to name a research ship Boaty McBoatface…and failed (although a remote controlled sub was called Boaty McBoatface… so not a total loss). However it seems in Sweden, MTR Express are to name a train… wait for it … Trainy McTrainFace. Show More Summary
First there was Boaty McBoatface, and now, there is that silly ship’s environmentally-conscious cousin, what you might call Boaty McBottleface. Wasteland Warship made from thousands of plastic bottles highlights threat of single-useShow More Summary
Sweden—true to its liberal reputation—has a more enlightened attitude toward the will of the people than Britain.
Boaty dived to depths of up to 4,000m (13,000ft) to obtain information about temperature from Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean some 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula.
Boaty McBoatface's name wound up on the unmanned submarine on board the "Attenborough" ship because the election was RIGGED. Welcome back from your first, and very successful, mission, Boaty McBoatface. Open thread below.
Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The true, top-secret story of Trump's presidency: • Republican-led House Armed Services Committee asks Pentagon to study climate change: That might seem like no big deal since the Pentagon has been looking into the effects of climate change on military readiness and other security issues for nearly a decade. Show More Summary
The unmanned submersible was deployed to explore the Orkney Passage, a deep region of the ocean about 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula
Boaty returns from one of its three mission to the Orkney Passage in the Southern Ocean. (Image. BAS) The world's most famous yellow submarine has returned home after a successful mission to Antarctica's Weddell Sea. Expedition organisers...Show More Summary
The most famous little submarine in the world has returned from a 110-mile-plus journey, bringing back heaps of ocean temperature data from the Antarctic.
The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.
Boaty McBoatface, arguably the most famous scientific submersible in the world, has returned to port triumphant after completing its first Antarctic mission. The unmanned submarine survived a seven-week expedition, which saw it brave...Show More Summary
Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - during first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week.