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Onze helden zijn terug! Our heroes are back! [English & Dutch]

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From Erin:

This flashmob recreates Rembrandt’s Night Watch, one of the most famous paintings in the world.

The slogan ‘Our Heroes are Back’ is used to announce that, after an absence of one decade, all major pieces in the Rijksmuseum’s collection are back where they belong. This is what happens when they suddenly emerge in an unsuspecting shopping mall somewhere in The Netherlands.

13 april gaat het Rijksmuseum open en komen Het melkmeisje, Jan Steen, De Nachtwacht en alle andere helden weer terug. Dit is wat er gebeurt als ze plotseling opduiken in een nietsvermoedend winkelcentrum. Ga naar

Moon Rock is a Crock

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Filed under: Fact or Fiction?, Truth that's Stranger than Fiction

Dutch museum duped by ‘moon rock’
by Toby Sterling
Brisbane Times
August 28, 2009

Amsterdam – It’s not green cheese, but it might as well be.

The Dutch national museum said on Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by US astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood.


Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it anyway as a curiosity. (more…)