The Time The News Fooled People With The Spaghetti Tree!

In a 1957 April Fool’s Prank, the BBC announced that because of a mild winter in Switzerland, spaghetti trees were producing more spaghetti than normal!

They showed footage of people pulling strands of spaghetti off tree branches and created a long story on the history of the spaghetti tree

People immediately started calling in asking how to grow their own spaghetti tree.

So the BBC gave them an answer- “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”