'Rickrolling' with Rick Astley
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Best Internet Hoaxes Of All Time
14. 'Rickrolling' with Rick Astley
This prank, known as 'Rickrolling' involved somebody posting a video too good not to click on, but when clicking on said media Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' would play instead. YouTube was bombarded with 'amazing' videos that turned out to be nothing more than the 80s hit. Many fell for it, including the New York Mets. The baseball team asked their fans to vote for a song to be played at their games to entertain the crowd. The prankster behind the 'Rickrolling' managed to rig the poll and post the Rick Astley's video on their site so when the Mets went to count the votes, the winning song was 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. Their fans were furious, but the baseball team saw the funny side.