As April 1st approaches, here's our pick of the five best-ever April Fool's Day hoaxes:
* **The spaghetti tree**
The original and still the best media hoax. In 1957, the BBC broadcast a Panorama special about spaghetti crops in Switzerland. Narrated by broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, the programme featured a family from Ticino in Switzerland carrying out the annual spaghetti harvest. Each strand, Dimbleby said, had been carefully grown so that all were the correct length.
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