1957 - The BBC broadcast a documentary that showed how Italians harvested spaghetti from trees. Many viewers believed the hoax and attempted to purchase spaghetti seeds from their local seed stores.
- Taco Bell took out a full-page ad in the New York Times announcing
that the taco chain had actually purchased the Liberty Bell. Claiming
that they bought it to reduce the national debt, they re-named it the
Taco Liberty Bell. It was, of course, an April Fool's prank.
- Burger King advertised a left-handed hamburger. According to their
ad, the burger was designed specifically for left-handed people as it
would only drip its juices from the right-hand side. Another April Fools
- Today is when the BBC reported the story of a rare flock of flying
penguins in Antarctica that migrated from the South Pole to the Amazon
Rain Forest. In case you were wondering, penguins don’t fly.
All from Ward's Daily Almanac: http://wbward.com/almanac%20main.htm