Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

April Fools

Back in the early days of TV the BBC ran a spoof news story about spaghetti growers in Switzerland. It's probably the last time an April Fools Day hoax actually fooled people in large numbers. We were used to the BBC being all Reithian and responsible so, yeah, they got us. But only that once. It remains the only hoax of its kind that people can remember without having to resort to Google. I see they've put the clip up this morning on the Indy's website.

When I was about four I crept up on my mother as she was digging in the garden and told her there was a giant standing behind her. She obligingly turned round and looked. I was so pleased at my success I waited a minute and tried the exact same thing again....
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