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Here are Five most memorable April Fools Day Pranks
The Swiss spaghetti harvest
In 1957 panarama announced that due to a mild winter , announced Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop, many viewers called to find out how to grow a spaghetti tree.
Instant colour TV
In 1962 a Swedish TV broadcast you could turn your black and white TV set into colour, Viewers were told to put a nylon stocking over the TV, many did!
Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
In 1976, astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, lessening the Earth’s own gravity.
Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. By mid morning, BBC2 received hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt it. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room.
Aliens Land in London
On March 31 1989, thousands of motorists driving on the highway outside London looked up in the air to see a flying saucer descending on to a field. The police arrived at the scene and one brave officer approached the craft with his truncheon in hand. When a door in the craft popped open and a small, silver-suited figure emerged, the policeman ran in the opposite direction from Sir Richard Branson. The saucer was actually a hot-air balloon that had been specially built by the tycoon to look like a UFO. His plan was to land the craft in London’s Hyde Park on April 1st, but the wind blew him off course and he was forced to land a day early in the wrong location
A few years ago in 2008, the BBC made an amazing wildlife discovery – penguins could FLY! It was announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series Miracles of Evolution had captured footage of Adélie penguins. It even offered a video clip of these flying penguins, which became one of the most viewed videos on the internet. Presenter Terry Jones explained that, instead of huddling together to endure the Antarctic winter, these penguins took to the air and flew thousands of miles to the rainforests of South America where they “spend the winter basking in the tropical sun.”
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