College Student Rickrolls Teacher In Essay

Rickrolling, generally a digital bait-and-switch, involves tricking someone into viewing or hearing the Rick Astley song, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” When redditor Mayniac182 was certain a computer class teacher didn’t actually read through students’ work, the redditor decided to hide the lyrics to “Never Gonna Give You Up” within a paper. Check out the full essay below, as well as Mayniac182’s full explanation.

Everyone in my computing class is certain the teacher doesn’t actually go through ANY work we hand in. So I’ve been up for the last few hours crafting this. The first paragraph started as an idea to use ridiculously complex words to confuse him (English is his second language), do that for a bit then just go Fresh Prince on him, but that got boring.

If you want to read through it all and figure out what I’ve done to it (aside from writing complete bullshit), read through it now and don’t read the next line.

Read the first word of every line that touches the left margin (so everything that isn’t indented). It’s taken eight cups of coffee, but I finally did it. Rickrolling my computing teacher in style.

EDIT: I handed it in just over an hour ago. Next lesson is on Friday, but I doubt he’ll ever give it back. If he does, it will probably just have a few ticks on it or something.

I’ll do a follow up if he finds the Rickrolling though.

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Rickrolled: Student pranks his physics teacher by inserting lyrics to Rick Astley’s 'Never Going to Give You Up' into paper on quantum mechanics

  • Sairam Gudiseva's started every line of his text with word from the 1987 hit
  • Student's 'Rickrolling' stunt retweeted thousands of times

By Tom Gardner

Published: 11:47 GMT, 17 January 2014 | Updated: 15:29 GMT, 17 January 2014


Getting to grips with the complicated works of a Nobel prize winning physicist can be difficult enough.

But a student's short biography of scientist Niels Bohr has gone viral on the internet after he also managed to weave the lyrics from a Rick Astley song into the text under the nose of his professor.

Sairam Gudiseva's boast on Twitter that he had 'Rick Rolled my physics teacher...', posting an accopmanying photograph of his essay with the verse from the 1987 hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' written with the first word on every line.

Going viral: Student Sairam Gudiseva posted a picture of an essay which had the song lyrics from Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up weaved into the text

The tweet has been retweeted nearly 18,000 times since being uploaded four days ago.

Interwoven among details of the Danish physicist, who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, were the words: 'Never going to give you up, never going to let you down, never going to run around and desert you, never going to make you cry, never going to say goodbye, never going to tell you a lie.'

His friends on the social network were quick to praise his ingenuity about being able to craft the essay from the lyrics with enough subtlety to avoid his teacher noticing.

Prank: Sairam Gudiseva's science essay has gone viral after he managed to work in a Rick Astley son into the text

Boasting: Sairam Gudiseva managed to slip song verse, highlighted in yellow down the left side of the page, into his essay without his professor realising

The University student at South Harmon Institute of Technology, Missouri, was latching on to an Internet meme involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song which went to number one in the charts in 25 countries.

To carry off the prank, people attempt to insert something to do with the Rick Astley hit into a video or text on a totally unrelated topic without the viewer being immediately aware.

The prank was first dreamed up in May 2007 and took off across the internet.

Hayday: Rick Astley's 1987 pop hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' has been used in an internet prank call Rickrolling

The musician himself even took part in a Rickrolling stunt by interrupting a float in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York with a rendition of his song.

A string of famous people have been the bait for a Rickrolling attempt - including U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Praise: The prank won Sairam Gudiseva gushing praise from some of his twitter followers

Crafty: Sairam Gudiseva's successful 'Rickrolling' of his teacher impressed his twitter followers

In 2008, a number of political blogs posted an article claiming to show Michelle Obama going on a rant full of racist references to 'Whitey', but the video was actually a Rickroll.

Hugh Atkin, an Australian lawyer and notable producer of Internet viral videos, created a popular YouTube parody video of the rickrolling meme involving U.S. President Barack Obama while he was running for the White House in 2008.

The video consists of clips of Obama speaking the words of Astley's song and scenes of his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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