Tuesday, November 29, 2016


In defense of the Electoral College, a popular vote was held to name a Polar Research Vessel in England
Boaty McBoatface was the clear winner over RRS Sir David Attenborough.
How clear?
The vote came in at 124,000 to 11,000, a landslide for Boaty McBoatface.
But more sober heads have prevailed as the British Science Minister announced:
“The public provided some truly inspirational and creative names, and while it was a difficult decision I’m delighted that our state-of-the-art polar research ship will be named after one of the nation’s most cherished broadcasters and natural scientists.”

Interesting that the same thing is happening in Canada over a bird.
National Geographic held a vote and the grey jay came in third behind the common loon and snowy owl.
The folks at National Geo are recommending to the Canadian government that they go with the grey jay for the national bird.
“This shouldn’t be turned into a popularity contest” a spokesman said.
I agree. It’s a handsome little bird.

But not to worry. Boaty McBoatface will live on in the form of the ship’s remotely operated submarine.
That’s more than Hillary gets.

Thanks t David @ Live and Learn

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