Thursday, October 29, 2009

OT: "Moon Rock" at Dutch Museum Was a Fake who perpetrated this hoax?

This is a link posted on

Fake Dutch 'moon rock' revealed (8/28/09 BBC News)

"A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum - a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing - is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say.

"It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969.

"When Mr Drees died, the rock went on display at the Amsterdam museum.

"At one point it was insured for around $500,000 (£308,000), but tests have proved it was not the genuine article."

The Dutch are laughing about it, and the U.S. officials has no explanation. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link above.

(Was the lunar landing a hoax after all?)

(Oh wait, I have a better theory: the moon once had a lush forest. I wonder if the Dutch determined what kind of wood this "moon rock" was.)


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