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BBC Swiss Spaghetti Harvest Hoax

April Fool's

This BBC short documentary remains one of the classic hoaxes of all time. Richard Dimbleby explores and explains the magic of real home-grown spaghetti in Switzerland.

When the BBC first broadcast this in 1957, not everybody saw the funny side, criticising the BBC for being less than serious. Others rang in to ask where they could buy a spaghetti tree.

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