TIL that the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) conducted an online naming poll for a polar research vessel. The name “Boaty McBoatface ” was the runaway winner of the poll with 124,109 votes.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/17/boaty-mcboatface-wins-poll-to-name-polar-research-vessel

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  1. I loved that. Great pity when they didn’t pick it as a research vessel is always seeking funding and the name got so much attention that it would have really helped with notoriety for Boat McBoatface to be cruising around today. People would have funded based on that alone.

  2. Anytime someone posts an online survey and I have 5 minutes I fuck with the data. All the time. Constantly. It doesn’t matter what you posted it for, I’m going to mess with you if I can

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