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rickroll

To provide Internet users with a seemingly legitimate link that redirects to the music video for Rick Astley's 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up" as a joke. I thought I was reading a reliable source until I was rickrolled. Now "Never Gonna Give You Up" is stuck in my head!
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