Posts tagged funny
Posts tagged funny
Spaghetti Tree Hoax
The spaghetti tree hoax is a famous 3-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools’ Day 1957 by the BBC current affairs programme Panorama. Broadcast at a time when this Italian dish was not widely eaten in the UK and some Britons were unaware that spaghetti is a pasta made from wheat flour and water, it told a tale of a family in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the fictitious spaghetti tree after a mild winter and the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil”.
Footage of a traditional “Harvest Festival” was aired along with a discussion of the breeding necessary to develop a strain to produce the perfect length and was made more believable through its voiceover by respected broadcaster Richard Dimbleby.
Panorama cameraman Charles de Jaeger dreamed up the story after remembering how teachers at his school in Austria teased his classmates for being so stupid that if they were told that spaghetti grew on trees, they would believe it.
Hundreds of viewers phoned into the BBC, either to say the story was not true, or wondering about it, with some even asking how to grow their own spaghetti trees. The BBC reportedly told them to “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
MY DAD IS REALLY PISSED OFF WITH ME BECAUSE I KEEP CHANGING EVERYTHING (HIS DESKTOP BACKGROUND, ACCOUNT PICTURE, IPAD BACKGROUND, ETC) TO THIS
I NOW HAVE HIS PHONE. GUESS WHAT I’M CHANGING THE BACKGROUND TO.
he’s put passwords on all of his devices so ive just left this on his desk
The reviews for these special lady pens are the best.
We are amused.
Maybe I should follow the advice of this Sam&Fuzzy shirt
Oh jeeze, does anyone else remember this song from their childhood? We always sang it in elementary school ad nauseum.
Disney Princes on magazine covers created by Petite Tiaras
THIS IS AWESOME
I heartily endorse the Oxford comma.
This is the greatest video of 2011.
HAY GORL. HAY GORL. HAY GORL.
THIS IS FOR YOU, ALAIN.