This week I am continuing the theme of April Fools day (1 April). A day for hoaxes, with the intent to fool people into believing something is true; it was much easier before Google of course.
In 1957 very few British people travelled abroad, and spaghetti was rarely eaten. So, when the BBC showed a film on Panorama (a very serious current affairs programme) about Swiss farmers picking freshly grown spaghetti from trees, so many people believed them that they had to say it was an April Fool on the next day news. Click here to see the original programme.