Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine set to leave for Antarctica

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first mission.

Its name is the result of a public poll to name a ship. That backfired when voters chose a joke name.

The British Science Ministry ignored the poll and instead used the name for an accompanying sub.

But as one Twitter user notes, Boaty Mcboatface is not a boat and it doesn't have a face.
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