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Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren

 
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Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear was the first man on the Moon, according to one in ten schoolchildren.
Many pupils thought the animated character - not American astronaut Neil Armstrong - was the first to take one small step for man in 1969.
It means big-headed Buzz, whose motto is To Infinity and Beyond, has finally got the recognition he craves.

Other names primary school children suggested might have beaten Nasa to the Moon included billionaire Sir Richard Branson, the legendary American cyclist Lance Armstrong and even the Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker.
Dr Pam Waddell, of Birmingham Science City looked at answers given by 1,000 primary and secondary school children in the tests, in advance of National Science and Engineering Week, which runs until March 21.
‘While some findings raise a smile, it suggests that school children aren't tuned into our scientific heroes in the same way that they moght be to sporting or music legends,’ she told the Daily Mirror.

That's something of an understatement when it comes to the question of who invented the telephone.

Three quarters of pupils gave the correct answer: Alexander Graham Bell.
But others said Charles Darwin, Noel Edmonds and even The Queen.
A third of boys thought Isaac Newton discovered fire, while others said it was DNA, the internet or the United States (it was the theory of gravity, if anyone is wondering).
Dr Waddell added: ‘Our work is about demonstrating the value that scientific innovation brings to the economy and the things we take for granted every day, such as using the telephone or TV.’
Her study showed that many children lose interest in science at secondary school, with only 33 per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds saying they would rather win a Nobel prize for science than an Oscar, compared to 70 per cent of nine to 10-year-olds.

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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
1rof1

I find all this shit funny, now!

Ten years ago I would have been appalled, but since I realized that there is absolutely nothing I can do to change what has to happen, I just don't care.

rofl
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
Three quarters of pupils gave the correct answer:
 Quoting: No Kidding! 195267

Those must be the large ethnic minority pupils; the other quarters know more about reality TV shows and street cultures.
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
1rof1

I find all this shit funny, now!

Ten years ago I would have been appalled, but since I realized that there is absolutely nothing I can do to change what has to happen, I just don't care.

rofl
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Keep em dumb and they won't know what happens to them, or even care.
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
And here I thought the Brits where big on history.
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
Wow, and I thought U.S. public schooling sucked.
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
There's still time yet since nobody has ever landed on it.

lmao
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
Wanna hear something even funnier


95% of Americans don't know what the Confederate Flag looks like



Really.



Because its an act of treason to display the Confederate Flag on American soil , Hollywood has been using a fake Confederate Flag*(see note) as a substitute since 1919.

So people who get their history from movies and T.V. have no clue what the actual confederate flag looks like.

The real Confederate flag looks just like the American Flag but it only has 3 stripes.

Theres also a second type of Confederate Flag that was flown during the last few months of the war....its mostly white, later a red stripe was added to the edge to keep it from being mistaken for a "flag of surrender".


[link to en.wikipedia.org]






*(note)
The linked article never mentions where the flag Hollywood uses came from and the depiction of the N.V.A. flag is the wrong colors and missing the 2" border that went around the flag
( brown ,yellow or white depending on what division the soldiers carrying it were in )

The flag was created by Union Civil War Vets to remember the war ,its a combination of the "Flag of the North Virginia Army" the "American Flag"


The flag has the pattern of the North Virginia Army Flag , but the it also has the shape and colors of the American Flag ( The N.V.A flag was square and had different shades of red and blue than the American flag)
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
lmao
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
Buzz may have been the first man, but that is no big deal cuz Zorg had been there way before.
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Re: Buzz Lightyear was first on the moon, say one in ten British schoolchildren
And here I thought the Brits where big on history.
 Quoting: RGD 907684


we were, but when i was at school back in the 1980's, i never learned any British history, it was Soviet 5 year plans and all that bollocks. Any history i know is from reading books and watching the History Channel etc.





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