April 1, 2013
On April 1, 1957, BBC television viewers were treated to a short documentary about the spaghetti harvest in Ticino, Switzerland. The film showed spaghetti trees laden with ripe pasta, and Swiss farmers harvesting long strands and laying them out to dry "in the warm alpine sun."
It's believed that this story was the first use of television for an April Fool's prank.
Wait — so there's no such thing as a spaghetti tree?!
(via Mental Floss)
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