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It is rumoured that Presidents Obama and Putin will make a joint presentation to the United Nations, demanding that chess in schools be made mandatory in every country on earth. Assuming the vote passes, the new course will be introduced into schools exactly one year from today.

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Do you have 'April Fool' jokes in your country? Here in France, they are 'poissons d'avril'. They are perpetrated on the 1st of April each year. However, some jokers now seed them a day or two early in order to disguise them. ChessBase always have a nice one. Perhaps the most famous of all time was perpetrated in Great Britain by the BBC way back in 1957. At that time, few people from there visited other countries and foreign cuisines were little known. That's why the BBC programme was able to take in so many people about the spaghetti harvest from the trees in Ticino, Switzerland, where spaghetti used to grow... perhaps it still does ;-))

Here is that harvest film:

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