While surfing on web, just searching for the greatest hoax news, I came through this wonderful story which made millions of people believe spaghetti could be harvested from trees!
In 1957 Swiss TV channel broadcasted an easy-to-believe report from the Swiss farmer’s family.
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. 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. Decades later CNN called this broadcast “the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled.”