April Fool’s Day is celebrated around the world on April 1st, each year. The celebration of pranks and hilarity has dates all the way back to the 1300’s.
Some pranks are played on just one person and others on a whole nation. A Canadian member of Parliment told a respected morning show that the clock in Ottawa’s Peace Tower was being switched over to digital, causing outrage from Canadians.
Perhaps the most famous prank, of all time, was pulled off by the BBC show Panorama, in 1957. Reporter Richard Dimbley reported on a ‘spaghetti harvest’ growing in Switzerland. The camera showed long tendrals of spaghetti grown from trees. Viewers were so fooled, they jammed up the BBC switchboard, wanting to know where they could purchase their spaghetti plants.
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