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The Best April Fools' Day Prank Already Happened In 1957

Well done, BBC.

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

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.

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

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We can all go home now.