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