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Swiss spaghetti harvest hoax As an April Fools joke in 1957, the respected BBC program Panorama broadcast this bogus news feature about the springtime spaghetti harvest...in Switzerland. Many people were duped by the prank and contacted the BBC to request more information about spaghetti farming.
Tags: spaghetti  harvest  hoax 
Added: 1st October 2007
Views: 6166
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Steve on 2007-10-01 
Gosh I remember seeing this as a kid and thinking it was real! I haven't seen this in ages great post!!!
Posted by: Sophia on 2007-10-01 
This is new to me, I've never seen it. Looks very real! Speaking as a Sicilian, with many lbs of pasta under my belt (yes, pun intended), the pasta is actually hung up to dry, but only after it's rolled and cut from the dough. Then after it's dried, it's put into the pot and cooked. You haven't had real pasta unless you've had it freshly made. Now I've gone and made myself hungry.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-10-02 
I saw this clip for the first time about 20 years ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not. Yes, there's nothing like fresh, homegrown, Swiss spaghetti! Yummy!
Posted by: Guido on 2007-10-02 
My grandparents came over from Sardinia, they spoke no English and knew nothing of other cultures. I have to laugh when I think of Papa and how something like this would have just befuddled him to no end LOL
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-10-16 
I'm sure glad those nasty spaghetti weevils have been controlled.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2008-02-20 
LOL was this Ashton Kutcher's grandfather's punk ??
Posted by: KayAbee on 2008-04-04 
I remember this! This piece was so convincingly produced that even the top-shelf morons believed it! LOL.
Posted by: sweets50 on 2008-04-05 
# 1~I want to thank Sophia for making me hungry,,,LOL LOL My Mom used to make all the pasta by hand then she got a pasta machine. And all was good..

And Lava1964 in re: Swiss Spaghetti Hoax,
LOL LOL ROFLMBO ROFLMBO I find it hard to believe someone could fall for that !!??!! LOL LOL LOL Too FUNNY
Posted by: ChowDog on 2009-04-01 
On Yahoo they called this the #1 April Fools joke ever.
Posted by: Mia_bambina on 2009-04-01 
YES, Now I know...Jinx
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Posted by: Jedwgrn on 2009-04-01 
Good one Lava. I have never seen it before.
Posted by: Mia_bambina on 2009-04-02 
very clever!!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2010-04-01 
I have to watch this every April 1. It's an April Fools Day classic.
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