School pupils think Buzz Lightyear was the first man on the moon!

Survey reveals children’s hilarious answers to science questions


One in ten school pupils believe Toy Story fave Buzz Lightyear was the first man on the moon according to a new survey.


Birmingham City council looked at school science test papers by both primary and secondary school children, and found that 10% thought animated character Buzz took that famous small step for man.

Other wrong answers by youngsters included a quarter thinking Charles Darwin, Noel Edmonds or even The Queen invented the telephone, rather than its actual maker, Alexander Graham Bell.

A third of male pupils also thought famous scientist, Isaac Newton was responsible for discovering DNA, the Internet or the United States.


The study concluded that children lose interest in science during secondary school, with only 33% of 11 to 15-year-olds saying they would rather win a Nobel prize for science than an Oscar, compared to 70% of 10-year-olds.


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