It seems most people forget about April Fool’s day in Australia and New Zealand.
It’s not a national holiday like it is elsewhere in the world, but is known for a day where you can be an idiot and justify it by saying “April Fools!!”.
The team at Pranked.com.au had a look back over the years and found two rippers from the days not dominated by social media, and people were all too trusting in the TV.
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest (1957)
In 1967, a British news show broadcast a three-minute segment about a massive spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland.
The big success of the crop was (of course) attributed to a mild winter and to the "disappearance of the spaghetti weevil", no one knows where he went but the footage should a Swiss family safely harvesting pasta from spaghetti trees and carrying it away in baskets.
Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity (1976)
On April 1, 1976, British astronomer Patrick Moore announced that an extraordinary astronomical event was about to occur.
At 9:47 am, Pluto would pass directly behind Jupiter, in relation to the Earth. This rare alignment would then create a gravitational force of the two planets that would exert a stronger tidal pull, and for a moment would counterac the Earth's gravity and make people weigh less.
Moore called this the Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect.
At 9:47, Moore said "Jump now!".... a minute passed....... and then the BBC switchboard lit up with dozens of callers proclaiming that the experiment had worked!
Then again, who wouldn't believe this guy....
If you were a little less adventurous on the day, make sure you still get some laughs from Australia's #1 Joke Shop.
Make every day April's Fool Day!