Are You an April Fool?

Spagetti Tree Creative Commons by Robert Couse-Baker

April Fool Pranks

They are not just for schoolkids. Here are some that were played by large companies:

Spaghetti Tree:

In 1957, the BBC published a report of farmers in Switzerland experiencing a record crop of spaghetti. Amazed spectators watched as the farmers harvested noodles from trees. Eager pasta-lovers phoned the radio station to find out where they could get these trees.

Liberty Bell:

In 1996, the fast-food restaurant chain, Taco Bell, announced it was going to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. Thousands of worried citizens phoned to confirm this shocking news. read more