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“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
– William Blake
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest*
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied that they should “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
*It was not a true story. It’s was a hoax.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”
– Henry Ford