All-time Top April Fool's Day hoaxes

All-time Top April Fool's Day hoaxes

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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."

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 3:00 PM

It's that time of year again, when creative minds around the world devise elaborate ruses to punk the masses. Some, like the "Taco Liberty Bell," have gone down in April Fool's infamy. Others -- like when Boston radio personalities Opie and Anthony announced that Mayor Thomas Menino had been killed in a car crash (he was very much alive) -- have gotten a less enthusiastic reception.

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