13 infamous April Fools' Day hoaxes

POSTED: 02:10 PM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 31, 2016 

These April Fools' Day hoaxes are some of the very best.

April Fools - Instant Color TV
8 / 14
Public domain

7. Instant Color TV -- In 1962, Sweden had just one television channel, which was black and white. But for April Fools' Day, the station's technical expert told viewers they could convert their existing sets to display color by pulling a nylon stocking over their TV screen. Kjell Stensson demonstrated the process on the news, and thousands of Swedes were taken in.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular