I was on BIX for a year or two in ’90/’91, but somehow never came across this gem.
See this Seattle Times article for some discussion.
…strangely, though, it was an airport near Fayetteville, NC, rather than, say, Baghdad.
OK, my lead’s a little deceptive, I admit, but when I heard this story on NPR this morning, I swear when I heard “Stores of mustard gas have been believed to be found buried near an airport…” my brain went ahead and filled in “…near Baghdad”. I was rather suprised to find that, in fact, they were just a couple of hours up the interestate.
The edited version just doesn’t compare. Listen to the whole thing