Igor Purlantov Favorite quote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi
Friday, March 25, 2016
Boaty McBoatface Inspires Internet to Rename Animals
We can't stop laughing — and it's all Boaty McBoatface's fault. That ridiculous moniker has been making headlines thanks to a public plea from Britain's Natural Environment Research Councilto come up with a namefor its new $288 million polar research vessel. The Internet suggested such fine candidates the RRS Henry Worsley, after the British explorerwho passed away earlier this year, as well as the RRS David Attenborough, after the famed naturalist. And then came the entry of the RRS Boaty McBoatface which, as of this morning, has amassed an Internet-approved 77,936 votes, 10 times more than its closest competition.