Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8226075.stmA 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 ...
Hmmm ... I suppose there are 3 possibilities here.
1. The original moon rock was stolen from the museum and replaced by the piece of wood, so nobody would notice it was missing.
2. NASA was running short of moon rocks, so thought they'd give the Dutch a piece of wood hoping they wouldn't notice.
3. The piece of wood was in fact found on the moon, brought back with all the other rocks and given to the Dutch before anyone at NASA noticed it was a piece of wood.
Does anyone else have any other theories? :twisted: