Friday, April 1

The Spaghetti Harvest - A BBC Special Report

Anyone who has ever received an incendiary email supposedly penned by one famous figure or another knows by now that you shouldn't trust what you get in your inbox.  It's what Urban Legend bashers Snopes makes its living on.  But what if it is 1957, and everything you see on the tube must be truthful, especially if produced by the BBC? (Clearly, well before Fox News).  After all, it had been nearly 20 years since Orson Welle's infamous War of the Worlds.
You get a Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, well below the volume produced by the Italians.
Be sure to read the brilliant description of the entire event as posted by the Alexandra Palace Television Society archives.

Click Here for link to youtube posting

And, to viewers who wanted to grow their own Spaghetti Tree?  
They replied with that purely British humour:  Simply stick a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and hope for the best.

Buon Pesce d'Aprile!  (April Fish, not Fools in Italy)

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