April Fool’s Day here again!

The number 1 April Fools’ Day joke as reported by USA Today was the "Swiss spaghetti harvest: 

In 1957, the BBC said Swiss farmers were harvesting a huge spaghetti crop due to the near-elimination of the spaghetti weevil. Coverage showed peasants picking spaghetti from trees."  …  I saw this on television as a youngster … and BELIEVED it!  For many years, I never knew this was a prank. I learned that spaghetti couldn’t grow on a tree or in the ground. But, I couldn’t get the image out of my mind.  Not until the USA squib did I know it was actually a prank.

Reminds me of those who continue to repeat a phrase or idea, thinking that repetition will make it "right." Do you know anyone who does this?


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