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Internet Names New Boat ‘Boaty McBoatface’

Asking the Internet to name a boat can yield some hilarious results. When scientists wanted to solicit the public’s help in naming the Britain's National Environment Research Council’s new polar research ship, the most popular name suggested is “RRS Boaty McBoatface.” The online poll, which opened Thursday, showed by Monday more than 27,000 people supported that name, that was 10 times more votes than “RRS Henry Worsley.” Worsley was a British explorer who died earlier this...

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