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A wooden ‘rock’!

“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.

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