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Friday May 06, 2016

Boaty McBoatface Name Beaten By Sir David Attenborough

Damn. Despite being the clear winner by popular vote, that $200 million polar research vessel in the UK will not be named Boaty McBoatface. Instead, the ship will be named the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Sir David said he was "truly honored" by the decision.

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The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote. A website inviting name suggestions had attracted huge interest, with Boaty McBoatface the runaway favourite. But Science Minister Jo Johnson said there were "more suitable" names. On Friday, days before Sir David turns 90, it was announced that the آ£200m vessel will be named after the world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster.