Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

Got the following from the Huffington Post… I hear about the BBC joke every year but I finally watched the clip they ran that fooled so many people. Anyways, here is the description along with an embedded clip:

In 1957 theĀ jokesters at BBC, ran a segment on the coming of spring after a mild winter and what that meant for Swiss farmers. The answer? An unusually large spaghetti crop. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, “Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.'”