TIL that a public poll in 2016 for the name of the new British Antarctic Survey ship selected "Boaty McBoatface" as the clear winner. The ship was instead called the RRS Sir David Attenborough but Boaty McBoatface was still used as the name for the ship’s remote controlled submersible.

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TIL that a public poll in 2016 for the name of the new British Antarctic Survey ship selected "Boaty McBoatface" as the clear winner. The ship was instead called the RRS Sir David Attenborough but Boaty McBoatface was still used as the name for the ship's remote controlled submersible. submitted by /u/sober_disposition
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