Smell-O-Vision: Who Remembers It? History Of The April Fools' Prank We Can't Forget
Smell-O-Vision was a way to add smell to television -- so said the BBC in a 1965 April Fool's Day report. The broadcaster pranked television audiences in England by claiming that they’d perfected Smell-O-Vision -- and as ridiculous as this sounds there’s actually precedent for visuals and smells bombarding viewers at the same time. Like 3-D and Percepto! before it, Smell-O-Vision was a short lived concept that never took off in theaters or at home, and it remains one of the strangest theatrical concepts that’s ever been dreamed up.