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RRS Boaty McBoatface could be the name of the newest British research ship

The public has been asked to name Britain’s newest polar research ship and the internet has really outdone itself.

The current frontrunner?

RRS Boaty McBoatface.

The Natural Environment Research Centre is probably regretting trusting the public and the internet with the responsibility of naming the £200 million Royal Research Ship.

So far nearly 6,000 voters have chosen RRS Boaty McBoatface, but the top ten also includes RRS Pingu and RRS Usain Bolt.

RRS Boaty McBoatface is also beating RRS David Attenborough and RRS Henry Worsley, named after a famous British explorer and following in the tradition of naming the ships after iconic adventurers — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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