Did you know that today is April Fools’ Day? Sometimes on April Fools’ Day, newspapers or news shows will report fake news stories. In 1957 the BBC reported a fake news story about the “Swiss Spaghetti Harvest”. They showed pictures of farmers in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a ‘spaghetti tree’. The BBC was flooded with requests from viewers wanting to know how to get their own ‘spaghetti tree’. The next day the BBC had to publically announce that the news story was a April Fools’ joke and that the ‘spaghetti tree’ was not real.
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The first example of pairing April 1st with foolishness is found in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales in 1392.
April Fools’ Day is sometimes called All Fools’ Day.
In some French-speaking areas, April 1st is known as “April fish” instead of ‘fool’. They tradition is to try to attach a paper fish to the back of the victim of the joke, without being caught.