BBC Spaghetti Tree April Fool 60th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
On April Fool’s Day 1957, the BBC’s Panorama programme broadcast a three minute hoax report, showing a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a spaghetti tree. Spaghetti was little known in the UK at the time and many viewers called in for information on how to grow and cultivate their own spaghetti, although many more called to question the authenticity of the report. The BBC’s advice was to ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best!’

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On April Fool’s Day 1957, the BBC’s Panorama programme broadcast a three minute hoax report, showing a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a spaghetti tree. Spaghetti was little known in the UK at the time and many viewers called in for information on how to grow and cultivate their own spaghetti, although many more called to question the authenticity of the report. The BBC’s advice was to ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best!’