1 in 10 students think 1st man on the moon was Buzz Lightyear

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Who was the first man to walk on the moon? Apparently, 1 out of 10 U.K. schoolchildren thought it was Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, and not Neil Armstrong, who took that first one small step for man, The London Telegraph reported.

OK, so maybe their confusion makes a little sense. After all, the second man to walk on the moon was Buzz Aldrin.

Buzz Aldrin, Buzz Lightyear ... easy to get them mixed up, right?

But that doesn't explain the other answers given by 1,000 primary and secondary school children who had been tested in advance of National Science and Engineering Week. Other candidates given as possible moon men were Sir Richard Branson, cyclist Lance Armstrong and even Star Wars' Luke Skywalker.

"While some findings raise a smile, it suggests that school children aren't tuned into our scientific heroes in the same way that they might be to sporting or music legends," said Dr. Pam Waddell, of Birmingham Science City.

As for the fact that a third of boys thought Isaac Newton discovered fire, well ... we can't figure that one out either.

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