Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Name That Ship

A few days ago, the United Kingdom’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills did something.
They named a ship.
A month prior to naming the ship, the public was asked to weigh-in on picking a moniker for the brand new polar research vessel.  The public swelled to respond.
A frontrunner quickly emerged on the internet.  The public—at least those poking around on the internet during the wee hours—rallied around a name of their liking: “RSS Boaty McBoatface.”
Naturally, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills christened the vessel “RSS Sir David Attenborough.”
--Mitchell Hegman

PHOTO: Ars Technica UK

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