A machine dubbed “Weird Al Plankovic” will help grow massive amounts of algae to feed shellfish.
A new piece of high-tech machinery has made its way to Nantucket’s Brant Point Shellfish Hatchery, and the team there was so excited about the facility’s new addition that they decided to give it a name.
After a period of public voting, they announced that the machine would be called “Weird Al Plankovic,” after satirical musician Weird Al Yankovic.
Through Twitter, word got around to the machine’s namesake himself. His response, calling it “a lifelong dream come true,” was appropriately tongue in cheek.