Here’s what we learned today: Boaty McBoatface will continue to live on – but not as a Β£200 million research ship.

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.

Which raises this *important* question:

And this one:

The internet is *officially* mourning the death of democracy…

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

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

Boaty McBoatface petition.
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All hail the power of the internet.