“Rick-rolling” and “rick-rolled” have been popular Internet terms for quite some time now. They represent the same thing – being tricked into following a link that sends you straight to Rick Astley’s hit single Never Gonna Give You Up from 1987.
However, one crafty student decided to Rick-roll his physics teacher using only his essay. Sairam Gudiseva tricked the unsuspecting teacher by hiding the lyrics to the song in his quantum physics essay, just like writing a crossword puzzle. The first words of each new row were actually words from the lyrics, so reading them upright would result in reading the full song Sairam highlighted the lyrics and posted a picture of his essay on Twitter, bragging about how he Rick-rolled his teacher.
Surprisingly, so many people liked his genius idea that his tweet has actually been re-tweeted more than 18,000 times!
Rick Rolled my physics teacher… pic.twitter.com/1iapc3RSU1
— Sairam Gudiseva (@sairamg3) January 14, 2014