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Spaghetti weevil eradicated!

Spaghetti1Today marks the 51st anniversary of an important event in pest control history. Thanks to a mild winter and the virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil in 1957, Switzerland enjoyed a bumper spaghetti crop.

Pasta lovers the world over rejoiced that they could continue to enjoy real, homegrown spaghetti, and that the crop was no longer threatened by this bug.

You may be wondering, as people first did upon hearing the news, how can I grow my own spaghetti tree?

According to the BBC, just "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

April 1, 2008 in Bugs in the news | Permalink

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