The Original Viral April Fools Joke – The Spaghetti Harvest of 1957 [VIDEO]
In 1957, the BBC won the worlds April Fools contest with their broadcast of the years Swiss spaghetti tree harvest. Millions believed it, and it still resonates today.
As people in the UK are trusting, and a little thick headed, there were thousands of calls made to the BBC studios asking about more information. How to grow and care for their own spaghetti trees and junk.
It was the finest piece of broadcasting the world had ever seen, and still, to this day, several news outlets claim it's the greatest hoax of all time.... which is weird considering Fox, MSNBC, HLN, and CNN make believable stuff up every day.