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#1 alonzomourning23

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:39 PM

I just ran across this video that aired on the BBC a long time ago.

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In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in, and many called up wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. To this question, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."


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The video quality isn't very good, but it's good enough to see what's going on and the sound covers everything anyway.
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#2 SpazX

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:44 PM

Hahaha, if only it had better video. Is it actually from 1957? They went through a lot of trouble for that one.

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#3 smalien1

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:52 PM

haha the file name has april fool in it
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#4 alonzomourning23

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:56 PM

haha the file name has april fool in it


Ya, but that's because it was aired april 1, 1957. I found it on the bbc in the "on this day" section. Museumofhoaxes also ranked it as the #1 april fools joke of all time.
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#5 AlbinoNinja

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 07:40 PM

dang, I thought the pastafarian festival of harvest was upon us again...

#6 Eviltude

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 02:41 AM

haha the file name has april fool in it

LOL Your such an idiot!
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