Amsterdam - A moon rock presented by the United States to Holland has been identified as a hoax. For over thirty years the Dutch have cherished the rare object and featured it in a special display at the famous Dutch Geological Museum, allowing throngs of visitors to view it daily.
The curiously shaped rock has even been celebrated by having its' likeness placed on a Dutch postage stamp.
The most astonishing thing is that the famous gift from the United States is not a rock at all.
Dutch officials are reported to be furious with indignation over the falsehood perpetrated upon them by their friend and ally the United States.
US officials have refused to comment on the situation.