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This local council just won social media with its gritter naming competition

For a while, Britain experienced the Boaty McBoatface phenomenon — public institutions asking citizens to name boats/gritters/vehicles and getting swamped by a whole lot of ridiculously inappropriate..

Troll over, Boaty McBoatface: New Sydney vessel to be christened Ferry McFerryface

"Ferry McFerryface will be the harbor's newest icon and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike," New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance..
nola.com Also reported by •syracuse.com

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News video: Ferry Named 'Ferry McFerryface' Because Why Not?

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Boaty McBoatface, meet your new cousin: Ferry McFerryface. Yes, that’s right, NSW Public Transport in Sydney, Australia let the public vote on the name for its latest ferry. Buzz60's Elizabeth..
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News video: Australian Ferry named 'Ferry McFerryface'

Australian Ferry named 'Ferry McFerryface' 00:33

Australia is getting a new fleet of inner harbor ferries and because of the marvel of online polling one of the new ferries will be named Ferry McFerryface. This follows the trend of the thing-y..
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Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface _ the second favorite after officials overruled calling it the most popular public choice, Boaty McBoatface
Newsday Also reported by •Seattle Times

Not a joke: Sydney's public voted to name its newest ferry, Ferry McFerryface

Boaty McBoatface's legacy lives on. Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney, Australia, to name their latest ferry. And now an official name has now been announced:..

Want To Send A Message To Space? Get In Touch With NASA

want to send a message to space? get in touch with nasa
by Graham Pierrepoint - NASA have been connecting with the public in a big way in recent months – they’ve looked for ideas on how to safely dispose of astronaut poop, for one – and..
One News Page Staff

Swedes name new rail Trainy McTrainface after UK voters reject Boaty McBoatface

The newly named express train won a public vote and will be unveiled in Gothenberg this fall.

Sweden Names a Train Trainy McTrainface

Boaty McBoatface was rejected in the UK, but Swedish train operator MTR Express is happy to use Trainy McTrainface following a public vote.

The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on with ... Trainy McTrainface

"Don't let the public vote to name things" is probably a lesson we should have learned by now, but apparently Sweden didn't get the memo. SEE ALSO: Horsey McHorseface isn't just a joke name, it's a..

Boaty McBoatface returns from its first icy Antarctic voyage

The world-famous Boaty McBoatface submersible has surfaced from its first undersea mission and gave scientists some “unprecedented data.”

Boaty McBoatface returns from maiden voyage with "unprecedented data"

CBS News

Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

Horsey McHorseface isn't just a joke name, it's a winning horse too

The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on. In the form of a winning racehorse. The unforgettably named Horsey McHorseface had its maiden win in at a race in Cessnock, Australia, on Monday, proving..

John Oliver is rallying to save Obama’s ‘net neutrality’ rules, but it may not matter much this time around

john oliver is rallying to save obama’s ‘net neutrality’ rules, but it may not matter much this time around
It’s hard to understate just how important John Oliver was to the last big net-neutrality debate. The concept of net neutrality is a paradox. It is both crucial to the future of the internet, yet..
Business Insider

Elon Musk is taking suggestions for a name for his new tunnelling machine (TSLA)

elon musk is taking suggestions for a name for his new tunnelling machine (tsla)
Elon Musk is searching for a name for his new tunnelling machine — and he's taking suggestions. The high-profile tech executive is known for his ambitious (and sometimes outlandish) projects, from..
Business Insider

New Type of Light Officially Named Steve

We've now got a submersible called Boaty McBoatface and a type of light called Steve. Whatever next!?

The Saga of ‘Boaty McBoatface’: Names Have Consequences, Meaning

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. --

Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new ferry

Public bodies in Britain really don't learn from their mistakes.  They whole Boaty McBoatface saga and the lesser known Gritty McGritface incident should've taught them not to trust the public —..

You seriously cannot trust the internet to name anything

An ownership group in San Diego that's trying to make their city the next home of Major League Soccer put potential team names online for a fan vote.  Classic mistake!  You can never trust..

Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

To mark Attenborough's 90th birthday, researchers from Yale University and universities in England named in his honor a distant relative of today's shrimp and lobster. [...] is his standing in Britain..

Boaty McBoatface Prepares to Take a Swim

The research submarine's name originated from the winner of an online poll that was hijacked by internet pranksters last summer.

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