Saturday, 2 April 2011

Greatest April Fools prank of all time?

On the 1st of April 1957, the BBC news show 'Panorama' aired footage of alleged Swiss 'Spaghetti Farmers' picking spaghetti from trees. The fake footage was aired as a joke for April Fools Day, but some viewers called the BBC to genuinely ask how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. Instead of coming clean, the BBC cheekily replied; "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best".