Wednesday, August 5

The spaghetti tree

The report was first produced [by the BBC]... in 1957, reporting on the bumper spaghetti harvest in Switzerland, resulting from the mild winter and "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil." Footage of the traditional "Harvest Festival" was aired as well as discussion of the breeding necessary for the development of a strain that produced the perfect length.

The Wikipedia article on the subject is a most enjoyable read.

See also this lovely video produced by the BBC on flying penguins.

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