The day the BBC played a prank on April Fools’ Day – level 1


The BBC plays a famous prank on April 1, 1957. It is a prank for an April Fools’ Day. The prank is a short film about a family in Switzerland. The film shows how the family picks spaghetti from trees.

The reporter explains that the warm winter is the reason for a lot of spaghetti on trees.

Many people believe the information in the film. Some people call the BBC. They want to know how to grow their own spaghetti trees.

The BBC later says that the film is a joke. The BBC also apologizes to people who believe the information in the film.

Difficult words: prank (a joke), apologize (to say that you are sorry).

What other pranks have the BBC pulled on April Fools' Day?


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