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In addition to legitimate news stories I would systematically plant apocryphal items, a notable one (inspired by an Arthur Koestler yarn) reading thus: "Under a flag of truce, a secret midnight meeting of Israeli and Egyptian officers took place last night at a remote level crossing in Sinai. The officers took cover when a supply truck loaded with eggs appeared from the direction of El Arish and collided with a freight train carrying butter en route to Port Said. As a result of the crash the truck caught fire. There were no casualties. But the eggs and the butter were fried into an enormous omelet weighing more than a ton on which the officers breakfasted before returning to their respective lines."

This lampoon was dispatched on April Fool's Day 1962, and was published as fact.


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