Remember a few weeks ago when talked about Seattle’s new tunnel boring machine? If you don’t, that’s okay, because it’s a pretty niche subject. But the results of the machines naming contest are in and we’re pretty dang happy with the name. It just so happens to be honoring one of Seattle’s most influential grunge bands.
If you haven’t already guessed, the machine’s new name is Mudhoney! Over 30,000 people voted and the name was the clear winner in the contest. If it wasn’t what you were hoping for, we’re sorry. But we’ll bet the band is pretty thrilled with the name. And we also wonder if back in the day they ever thought they’d have a tunnel boring machine named after them. Probably not.
BIG NEWS: Over 30k voted, + the people chose @mudhoney as the name of @SeattleSPU‘s TUNNEL BORING MACHINE! This summer ‘MudHoney’ will begin digging a 2.7-mile long storage tunnel to reduce Seattle’s sewer overflow by 2025! Learn about this sick machine-> https://t.co/VrNz5J1h7J pic.twitter.com/4EWZv652de
— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) April 12, 2021
Of course, the band got some great pictures with the new machine. And we like the nice decal the machine got, it really adds to the overall vibes. Although who knows how much of that decal will be seen because this machine will be busy making a tunnel to reduce Seattle’s sewer overflow.
If you’d like to learn more about the newly minted Mudhoney you can click here. And we wish the machine well on its 4-year work project. Because heck, we sure wouldn’t want to be underground digging a tunnel for 4 years. Have a great week Seattle!