In 1957, the BBC ran what is considered by many to be one of the greatest April Fools jokes of all times – a report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest. Back in those days, many people weren’t familiar with pasta, and knew nothing about how it was made. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, “Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.’”
I’ve run this once in the past, but it’s Friday, and a good laugh is always the best way to end a week.