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Woman held for 'trying to sell moon rock'

By T.K. Randall
May 22, 2011 · Comment icon 29 comments

Image Credit: NASA
A Californian woman was arrested in a sting operation trying to sell a moon rock for $1.7 million.
The sale of moon rocks is illegal in the United States, while hundreds of kilograms of rocks were brought back from the moon during the Apollo missions some of it has either been stolen or is unaccounted for after being given away to foreign nations as gifts.
The sting operation had been planned for several months and took place at a restaurant. Gail Robinson, Nasa's deputy inspector general, told the Los Angeles Times: "It's possible this is a moon rock, but it has to be tested first. "


Source: BBC News | Comments (29)




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Comment icon #20 Posted by Herectic 13 years ago
Should of went to canada
Comment icon #21 Posted by Cran593 13 years ago
What an evil woman, she was trying to evolve all dark type pokemon with it.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Verneph 13 years ago
So, I don't think anyone has mentioned this thus far but I think it's important to ask...um, who exactly would ever even consider buying a damned rock for over a million dollars?
Comment icon #23 Posted by Ranyhyn 13 years ago
I think the U.S government is collecting these moon rocks for the purpose of creating an army of evolved pokemon like for example wigglytuff and clefable.They cleverly mask the obvious connection by using the word "rock" rather than "stone".
Comment icon #24 Posted by Paracelse 13 years ago
So, I don't think anyone has mentioned this thus far but I think it's important to ask...um, who exactly would ever even consider buying a damned rock for over a million dollars? Some people attempted to buy the Brooklyn bridge or the Eiffel tower.. so why not a piece of rock.. I believe there were attempt to still and sell the rock of Mecca. What's the difference?
Comment icon #25 Posted by Verneph 13 years ago
Some people attempted to buy the Brooklyn bridge or the Eiffel tower.. so why not a piece of rock.. I believe there were attempt to still and sell the rock of Mecca. What's the difference? Well the Brooklyn Bridge and the Eiffel Tower are rather large pieces of architecture. Many would describe the Eiffel Tower as an art piece. I'm not familiar with the Rock of Mecca though. My point was that this sounds like a rather small chunk of pretty useless rock. It's not even shiny (I would never refer to a gem as "useful" beyond shiny). Its only real draw is that it's, apparently, from the Moon. I can... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
The United States tend to pick fights for the most ridiculous reasons. This comes to no surprise really. If anything, this will evolved by proving that Obama's mother isn't a US citizen by some twisted evidence and therefore proving that Obama was never eligible for presidency in the first place.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Robert1 13 years ago
So, I don't think anyone has mentioned this thus far but I think it's important to ask...um, who exactly would ever even consider buying a damned rock for over a million dollars? I think you would be amazed at how many people out there have more dollars than sense.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot 13 years ago
OOOOooooohhhhh... I see... I thought that moon rock was some kind of new drug those crazy kids and bikers are doing.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot 13 years ago
I think the U.S government is collecting these moon rocks for the purpose of creating an army of evolved pokemon like for example wigglytuff and clefable.They cleverly mask the obvious connection by using the word "rock" rather than "stone". I've been to Norway and know full well that the cold and alcohol can have some strange effects on people. Therefore, I forgive you.


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