July 21, 2009

Cheddar Armstrong melts into a mess

Officials at an Ohio museum dedicated to Neil Armstrong said a cheddar cheese sculpture of the astronaut softened and fell from its base.

Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum officials in Wapakoneta said the facility's air conditioning unit turned off automatically overnight and resulting heat caused the sculpture to soften, resulting in the nearly one ton of cheese falling from its base, WHIO-TV, Dayton, Ohio, reported Tuesday.

The statue was carved during the course of 59 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday by artist Sarah Kaufmann as part of festivities marking the 40th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon.