Boaty McBoatface lives on (as a yellow submarine) ... but the internet isn't happy

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Here's what we learned today: Boaty McBoatface will continue to live on - but not as a £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 Change.org, asking Sir David Attenborough to change his name to Boaty McBoatface.

Boaty McBoatface petition.
(Change.org screenshot)

Although...

All hail the power of the internet.