The 1st of April is the day we remember what we are the other 363 days of the year. -- American humourist Mark Twain
Nylon stocking holds the key
Want to watch Avatar on 3D without wearing glasses?
A new technology has made it possible.
All what you need to do is to pull a nylon stocking over the 2D screen of your movie theater or TV screen.
Difficult to believe?
You know it is a prank. But a prank similar to this happened in Sweden in 1962.
There was only one TV channel there and the telecast was in black and white.
Station's technical expert Kjell Stensson appeared on the news to announce that all viewers could now quickly and easily convert their existing sets to colour display, thanks to a newly developed technology.
All what they had to do was to pull a nylon stocking over their TV screen. Stensson even proceeded to demonstrate the process.
Keen to experience colour, hundreds experimented.
Text: Sify News Desk
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