Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Spaghetti Farming: A 1st of April Tale

On April 1, 1957, the BBC's Richard Dimbleby produced a two-minute segment on “spaghetti harvesting” in Switzerland. Viewers watched spaghetti farmers pull pasta from trees as Dimbleby intoned “There’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.“
Spaghetti is not a widely-eaten food in the UK and is considered by many as an exotic delicacy.
The footage, of course, was fake. But its impact was very real: Hundreds of viewers called the BBC, wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. The network’s response: “Take a sprig of pasta, place it in tomato sauce, and wait.”

April Fool's Day lesson? Corny pranks kill! Or even ones involving elongated rice.


mac said...

The people of Great Britain are idiots

Anonymous said...

Old school jokes are Amazing

mario said...

Elongated rice?


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