UK Wants Public To Name Vessel, Gets ‘Boaty McBoatface’

When the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK put the naming of its $300 million Antarctic survey vessel to a public vote online, well, the Internet had a little fun. NERC asked for “an inspirational name that exemplifies the work” the ship will do, and suggestions ranged from the, yes, inspirational (“Henry Worsley,” the former British Army officer and explorer who died in January trying to cross Antarctica without aid) to the literal (“It’s bloody cold out here”) and the snarky (“Notthetitanic”). But the current front-runner is “Boaty McBoatface.” Read more on Newser…