Know where the first Spaghetti was harvested!!!
New Delhi: Do you know that first spaghetti crop was harvested in Switzerland in 1957 which was a bumper year for those crops with months of falling leaves and light cardigans...
Well if you really believe in the above statement and want to read the details further then let me tell you that we have succeeded in playing a prank on you this Fool's Day.
As the world celebrates April 1 as the Fool's Day, we bring you some stirring facts about the day.
The story behind 'The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest':
- A British news network on April 1, unsurprisingly aired a three minute segment named 'The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest' in which a Swiss woman was shown harvesting spaghetti.
- The segment featured Swiss spaghetti farmers plucking long strands of pasta straight from tree branches which led to hundreds of viewers asking about the the method to cultivate their own spaghetti tree.
- It was the first time any major news organisation had used television to hoax it's audience.
- The prank was declared one the greatest fools' day pranks of all time.
Origin of Fool's Day:
- Although the Fools Day has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, it's origin is still a mystery.
- Some historians say that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582, when people who did not get the news of New Year being shifted to January 1 celebrated it during the last of March through April 1, were considered as the reason of jokes.
- There is also a speculation that the Fool's Day was initially celebrated on the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere when Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather.
- On this day in 1700, English pranksters started playing practical jokes on each other and popularised the day as April Fools' Day.
- Historians have also linked the day's presence to an ancient festival in Rome known as Hilaria. It is celebrated in March and people dress up in disguise.