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The April Fools' joke about the Swiss spaghetti tress was first made by BBC in England in 1957. Afterwards they got calls from people asking for advise on how to grow such a tree.

It was later "borrowed" by Danish news. Afterwards they started getting calls from annoyed wives who knew spaghetti was made from flour because it said so on the packaging, but their husbands wouldn't believe them because why would the news lie?


31st March 2015

Tagged in Norway Bornholm Denmark


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1 year ago #9395860        
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Bornholms reaction to sister Denmark " OHMYGODWHATDIDIDOWRONGCANTYOUPLEASELETMEGO"



Lumoseo

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2 months ago #9556952        
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We have a noodle restaurant called 국수나무(literally translated "noodle tree"), is that close enough? XD ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ



6 months ago #9507672        
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What do you mean noodles don't grow on trees???

Is everything I know a lie?!??



1 year ago #9401399        
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@waffle911
Yes. Fox News is infamous even here. It is basicly propaganda, isnt it?

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1 month ago #9565688        
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The most well-known Norwegian april fools was when NRK (norwegian news channel) reported that the wine monopoly would give out free wine to anyone that met up with their own way of storing the wine. People met up with buckets, bottles and even whole wheelbarrows.



2 months ago #9562381        
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The cooles April-Fools-Joke i can remember, was some 20 years ago, when our local newspaper 'reported', that the police will not only use dogs, but also cougars for police-service, because cats can chase criminals on trees, a feature dogs can't... ;-)
There was even a picture of a policeman with a cougar on a leash... ;-)
In fact this cougar was the watchdog, i mean watchcat, on a junkyard.
Since guarded by the cat nobody broke in... I wonder why...? :D



2 months ago #9556772        
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I never trust the news unless I can verify that fact on three other sources with different viewpoints. Actually I just don't watch the news XD



3 months ago #9549871        
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That's bull. They were invented in 1208 by a Austro-Bavarian baker/gardener who lived in Prague. Later the noodle seeds were exported to China via the Silk Road.



Swenor

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3 months ago #9542119        
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lol alrightXD



5 months ago #9515204        
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The BBC put that out to make fun of the "commoners" who had never travelled or tried foreign food at the imported goods shop.
This was back in the day when spaghetti was only available in special "exotic food" shops.

Pizza was known as "Italian rarebit" - like welsh rarebit (grilled cheese on toast) but with italian "tomatoes" at that time so... yes it was exotic



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