Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Social media reacts to the decision not to name polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface... the yellow submarine
Boaty McBoatface... the yellow submarine

Instead, our dear old Boaty will explore the polar seas as a yellow submarine while the research ship sails into the ocean as Sir David Attenborough.

https://twitter.com/NERCscience/status/728508385692418048

 

Which raises this important question:

And this one:

https://twitter.com/lawrencegritt/status/728539011770425344

The internet is now mourning ‘the death of democracy’…

 

… while at the same time grieving over the death of their beloved Boaty McBoatface.

https://twitter.com/Rosstopher223/status/728534585412292608



But desperate times call for desperate measures… so someone has launched a petition on Change.org, asking Sir David Attenborough to change his name to Boaty McBoatface.

Boaty McBoatface petition.
(Change.org screenshot)
https://twitter.com/tomholder/status/728537814443409408

Although…

https://twitter.com/BeccaJD12/status/728547048061022209


READ MORE

Boaty McBoatface name is scrapped

POLL: Will you watch the new Ghostbusters film?