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Friday 6 May 2016

Update: Boaty McBoatface rules!

Do you remember Boaty McBoatface?

The British public has been suggesting names for a new Antarctic research ship, and, more or less by accident, Boaty McBoatface has emerged as by far the most popular choice.

It's been a long wait, but at last the name of the ship has been officially announced. 

She's to be called Sir David Attenborough, after, well, Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FLS FSA, the television naturalist. 

It'll be a nice present for his ninetieth birthday, which is on Sunday.

BUT the small yellow submarine that will be used for deep-water surveying will be called, yes, Boaty McBoatface.

I think we can claim that as a victory for both common and uncommon sense.


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