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Swedish Train Operator names train “Trainy McTrainFace”

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

The 'Warship' Made From Plastic Bottles

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

What the People Want: Boaty Mcboatface Legacy Lives on in 'Trainy Mctrainface' Engine

Sweden—true to its liberal reputation—has a more enlightened attitude toward the will of the people than Britain.

Boaty McBoatface has gathered 'unprecedented data'

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.

Open Thread - The Return Of Boaty McBoatface!

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.

Midday open thread. Poll: Most Americans 'uneasy' or 'alarmed'; Boaty McBoatface in the news again

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Boaty McBoatface returns from maiden voyage with "unprecedented data"

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The unmanned submersible was deployed to explore the Orkney Passage, a deep region of the ocean about 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula

Boaty McBoatface Has Returned From Its Inaugural Mission With A Trove Of Data

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

Boaty McBoatface returns from its inaugural mission - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

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.

Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

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 conquers the Antarctic depths

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

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.

Horsey McHorseface Wins First Race (Video)

4 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

The best name in horse racing finally has an entry in the win column. Horsey McHorseface, the three-year-old Australian gelding whose name was inspired by Boaty McBoatface, came from behind on the final furlong to claim victory on Monday at the Arthur Thompson Memorial Maiden Plate at Cessnock Racecourse in New South Wales, Australia. Owner […]

Horsey McHorseface isn't just a joke name, it's a winning horse too

The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on. In the form of a winning racehorse. The unforgettably named Horsey McHorseface had its maiden win in at a race in Cessnock, Australia, on Monday, proving that yes, even things named after a joke...Show More Summary

Crayola Asks Internet To Name Its Newest Color. So What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Didn’t this lesson sail into clear view after the Boaty McBoatface imbroglio? Or five years ago, when Mountain Dew solicited names for a new apple-flavoured drink? That campaign, “Dub the Dew,” was hastily aborted when the company suddenly realized it might be forced to sell a beverage dubbed “Hitler Did Nothing Wrong.”

Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new ferry

Public bodies in Britain really don't learn from their mistakes.  They whole Boaty McBoatface saga and the lesser known Gritty McGritface incident should've taught them not to trust the public — ever.  SEE ALSO: You seriously cannotShow More Summary

Some things are best left to the technocrats

In case anyone needed reminding of the majestic power of democracy, Boaty McBoatface embarked upon its first mission last week. The robotic yellow submarine will explore the depths of the seas surrounding Antarctica. McBoatface may even encounter Mister Splashy Pants, a humpback whale that frequents the South Pacific. Both names were chosen by popular vote and […]

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