T.G.I.F. ‘Thank Goodness It’s So Fabulous!’
THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND…
“It’s So Fabulous!” MEDIA EVENT of the Week: Thank you so much to 843 Home & Lifestyle publication for writing this ARTICLE (click the link to read it!) about a “green” project designed by us, at Knotting Hill Interiors! This home was featured as their March/April cover story with some brand new photos, so be sure to take a peek!
“It’s So Fabulous!” favorite APRIL FOOLS HOAX: I always love to hear about all of the April Fools Day hoaxes that are pulled on friends and family. I found an article on the Museum of Hoaxes website that really tickled me. (To read the entire article, click the link.) I thought you might enjoy reading an excerpt (and watching the actual video!) about this very entertaining foolery…..
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
On April 1, 1957 the British news show Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an unusually mild winter and to the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.” The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show’s highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets. The segment concluded with the assurance that, “For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.”
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fool’s Day hoax.
“It’s So Fabulous!” (APRIL FOOLS) QUOTE of the Week:
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams