The Best April Fools’ Day Prank Already Happened In 1957

Well done, BBC.

1. Did you know that the spring of 1957 was an especially good year for the spaghetti farmers of Switzerland?

2. Yes it had been a mild winter, which yielded a hearty crop, but also the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil” allowed spaghetti to grow freely.

3. This was, of course, a hoax pulled off by this 1957 BBC fake news segment:

4. We can all go home now.

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