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Panorama, a respected BBC News show announced in that a mild winter and the eradication of the destructive spaghetti weevil had led to a bumper spagtti crop for Swiss farmers. Video showed peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. The BBC was deluged by calls from viewers wanting to know how to grow their own spaghetti trees. Sports Illustrated published a story in about a new rookie pitcher for the Mets, named Sidd Finch. He could reportedly throw a baseball at mph 65 mph faster than anyone else had ever thrown a ball.
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The Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer is a small mole-like mammal and a gregarious predator discovered by Aprile Pazzo during an Antarctic research exploration in along the remote coast of the Ross Sea of Antarctica. Bearing a forward cranial projection rich in blood vessels which gets heated enough to allow it to melt the surrounding ice; the Ice Borer lurks underground in groups and attacks prey from below by melting the ice away and letting the unfortunate targets sink in, directly into the voracious jaws of the attackers. Its victims range from penguins to unsuspecting explorers.
Folger wrote several other April Fool stories for the magazine, including a basketball-sized particle named the "bigon",  and the discovery of prehistoric musical instruments— rhinoceros bladder bagpipes, a mastodon-tusk tuba, and a bone triangle—supposedly used by Neanderthals. The article carried a purported photo of a Naked mole rat-like creature with a bony growth protruding from its head. According to the article, this animal had recently been discovered in Antarctica. The bony structure was suffused with tiny blood vessels that would heat it to a temperature high enough to melt through the ice. To acquire food, a group of these animals would burrow into the ice underneath suitable prey, and use their heads to melt through. When the animal, usually a penguin , sank helplessly into the water, the group of Borers would devour it.