OK, so maybe in the UK Neil Armstrong isn’t quite the folk hero he is in the United States, but still! From the Daily Mail:
One in five British children thinks Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story films was the first person to walk on the moon, researchers found.
And although twice as many knew it was actually a man called Armstrong, they thought he was called Lance – the seven-time Tour de France winner – rather than Neil.
The figures emerged in a study of 2,000 children aged six to 12 which revealed that while many know all about celebrities, there are worrying gaps in their knowledge of key events in history.
[continues in the Daily Mail]