Here's some news to dig into! Seattle Public Utilities announced on Monday (April 12) that it has named its tunnel boring machine after local grunge band Mudhoney after a public vote. The giant piece of machinery will be used to build the Ship Canal Water Quality Project's storage tunnel.
"MudHoney was the top vote-getter after more than 35,000 votes were cast to choose a name among the top five finalists," SPU said in a press release. "Since the late '80s, Mudhoney, the Seattle-based foursome whose muck-crusted version of rock, shot through with caustic wit and battened down by a ferocious low end, has taken a stand against overflows in our waterways."
"You all did it! Thanks for all the votes," the rockers captioned an Instagram photo of themselves in front of the machine, which is painted red, with the band's name in yellow, and outlined with a black shadow.