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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Flick Rolled
The "Rick Rolled" prank involves tricking someone into clicking a link that takes them to a video of Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up."

A new variation of this is to "Flick Roll" someone. You trick them into viewing this image on Flickr:

Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 29, 2008
Comments (9)
Awesome. Totally awesome. Rick Astley better not do any of that stuff... thats just mean...
Posted by Nikki  in  Ohio  on  Fri Feb 29, 2008  at  11:30 PM
... has this graph been fully researched??
Posted by JoOdd  on  Sat Mar 01, 2008  at  12:13 AM
Rick Astley could kick Chuck Norris' ass and never break a sweat
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Mar 01, 2008  at  01:56 AM
I just watched a video of that song in the background as someone played Doom. It was amazing.
Posted by Jackie  on  Sat Mar 01, 2008  at  05:39 PM

Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Sun Mar 02, 2008  at  04:10 AM
When memes get out of control...
Posted by Sup /v/  on  Sun Mar 02, 2008  at  09:38 PM
Gotta love this!

Bit of background if you're confused:
Posted by Kirst  on  Mon Mar 03, 2008  at  03:44 AM
...and for the ultimate in Rick Rolls:

Please use it wisely...
Posted by Oppiejoe  in  Haslett  on  Mon Mar 03, 2008  at  02:51 PM
My husband just Flick rolled me!
Posted by Jenn  on  Wed Apr 30, 2008  at  12:00 AM
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