The RRS David Attenborough AKA 'Boaty McBoatface' Looks Like Hulk Hogan
Good news everyone, people on the internet have noticed that The RRS Sir David Attenborough - that's Boaty McBoatface to you and I - looks a bit like Hulk Hogan.
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March 2016. Remember that? A simpler time.
Back then, all we had to worry about was a famous celebrity popping their clogs every two seconds.
If we ever needed a warning that people shouldn't be allowed to make serious decisions, this was it.
In case you've forgotten, the fools at the National Environmental Research Council decided to allow the public to vote for the name of a brand new state-of-the-art research ship.
Obviously, Boaty McBoatface won the popular vote, but when the powers that be realised that it was a bloody ridiculous idea to bestow such a name on a ship performing serious work, they vetoed the ideal and sense prevailed.
Anyway, despite them changing the name to honour the UK's favourite TV naturalist and national treasure David Attenborough, the hilarity doesn't stop there.
After the boat's official launch recently, people started to notice that the front of the ship actually bears the trademark red colour scheme and white handlebar moustache of popular WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan.
One Twitter user wrote: "Ever noticed Boaty McBoatface (aka the Sir David Attenborough) looks exactly like Hulk Hogan?"
Ever noticed Boaty McBoatface (aka the Sir David Attenborough) looks exactly like Hulk Hogan? pic.twitter.com/Gq9xKN27uG
- Richard Innes (@bigrichinnes) September 29, 2019
Once seen, never unseen.
You've got to admit, it does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Hulkster. It's just missing a pair of 24-inch pythons.
What're you gonna do, brother, when Boaty McBoatface performs complex scientific experiments on you?
Anyway, here's some serious stuff.
The ship - which, lest we forget, is out to perform some serious science - was launched last week on the River Mersey after a naming ceremony featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William paid tribute to Attenborough when naming the boat. He said: "There has never been a more important moment for this ship to get to work, and there is no person more fitting for this beacon of scientific research to be named after than you, David,"
Attenborough added: "This astonishing ship... will find the science with which to deal with the problems that are facing the world today and will increasingly do so tomorrow."
It could still have done that with the name Boaty McBoatface, couldn't it?
The people have spoken, you lost, get over it.
Featured Image Credit: PA