Some Facts About Neil Armstrong
- In the fall of 1979, Armstrong was working at his farm near Lebanon, Ohio. As he jumped off of the back of his grain truck, his wedding ring caught in the wheel, tearing off the tip of his ring finger. However, he calmly collected the severed digit, packed it in ice, and managed to have it reattached by microsurgeons at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
- In May 2005 Armstrong became involved in an unusual legal battle with his barber of 20 years, Marx Sizemore. After cutting Armstrong’s hair, Sizemore sold some of it to a collector for $3,000 without Armstrong’s knowledge or permission. Armstrong threatened legal action unless the barber returned the hair or donated the proceeds to a charity of Armstrong’s choosing. Sizemore, unable to get the hair back, decided to donate the proceeds to the charity of Armstrong’s choice.
- Armstrong was also inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor and the Astronaut Hall of Fame. [Ed.'s note: Did they really need to vote on inducting Neil Armstrong into the Astronaut Hall of Fame? Did somebody vote against him? Are there Aeromautical purists of such discerning taste that they consider Neil Armstrong unworthy of the Astronaut Hall of Fame?]
*Unverified, because honestly, who cares?