Internet Votes To Name Research Ship 'Boaty McBoatface'
A contest to pick a name for a new research ship has gone overboard as the No. 1-voted name is "Boaty McBoatface."By Grant Suneson | March 20, 2016
The U.K.-based Natural Environment Research Council is building a new polar research ship and needs a name for it, so the council turned to the Internet for suggestions, with predictably hilarious results.
While there were plenty of actual suggestions, the clear favorite among voters was the name "Boaty McBoatface."
The scientists who let the Internet have a say in the decision are clearly not familiar with the Internet and its tendency to choose weird names.