A Spaghetti Crop Grows in Switzerland
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In 1957, the BBC News show "Panorama" showed footage of Swiss farmers harvesting pasta from trees, thanks to the elimination of the annoying "spaghetti weevil" pest. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. The BBC reportedly replied, "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."