This is why you should NEVER leave decisions up to the internet. You will get burned every single time!
The Natural Environment Research Council has a brand new boat. A $288 million boat to be exact. The price tag alone calls for a fancy boat name. Unfortunately, it looks like the boat will be called Boaty McBoatface.
The NERC, rather than give the new ship a name, left it up to the internet. Using #NameOurBoat, NERC posted an open poll to their website. Boaty McBoatface is in the lead with more than 27,000 votes.