Happy April Fools Day!

Published : 01/04/2012 09:00:24
Categories : Interesting Party Facts , Party Tricks , Seasonal Parties

Well, here we are at last - April 1st, otherwise known as April Fools Day, or All Fools Day. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you enjoying pranking, and don't suffer too much in return! Of course, one of the most famous April Fools jokes of all time was staged by the BBC back in 1957 - the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest Hoax!

For those of you too young to remember this exceptionally clever and well staged prank, the video below should be an eye opening experience, especially when you consider how dead pan the whole thing was presented. Richard Dimbleby was hosting Panorama at that time, and looking straight into the camera near the end of the show he calmly announced 'And now from wine to food'. Dimbleby was known as a very authoritative figure with a commanding presence, which helped tremendously in fooling thousands of people. Hilariously a great many people contacted the BBC keen to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.

The BBC replied that they should place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best!

Enjoy this video, and happy April 1st to all our loyal readers!

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