Petrified wood’s still a nice thought

The moon rock that a U.S. ambassador gave to the Netherlands, and which NASA vouched for, has turned out to be an ancient piece of wood from planet Earth.

moon rock

Via the BBC. There are 100s of these rocks around the world, apparently. Rather like pieces of Christ in 1100, I bet if you collected all the purported moon rocks together in one place, you’d have a chunk larger than 100 moon units could transport. Another holy rock of this secular age, of course, are berlin wall chunks, also given as gifts, sold above minibars in Berlin hotels, and also frequently fake.

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