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Ahhh, April Fools’ Day on the Internet. YouTube celebrated, capitalized and killed the meme of the moment by Rickrolling the planet. Click on any of the featured videos on the homepage and get swept up and away by Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Too […]

Ahhh, April Fools’ Day on the Internet. YouTube celebrated, capitalized and killed the meme of the moment by Rickrolling the planet. Click on any of the featured videos on the homepage and get swept up and away by Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

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Too bad Rick probably isn’t seeing a dime from all these views. But there is some good news for the Richie Cunningham of rock and roll: His “Never Gonna Give You Up” is currently number 241 on Amazon’s MP3 best-seller list (Update: Rick’s jumped to number 153!) (right above Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker”).

Update: In other online video prankster news:

And it looks like Google and Virgin are teaming up to launch Virgle, the first human settlement on Mars. What’s funnier than the April Fool’s joke though, is watching Brin and Page try to get through their cue cards.

We’ll add to this list throughout the day. If you see a video April Fool’s joke, shoot us an email.

  1. The biggest joke is on the featured video’s authors. I would be PISSED if my video finally got featured and then to get my video covered by Rick Astley.

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  2. Embeds disabled? What the!?!?

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  3. this is NOT A PRANK! I SWEARS!

    http://www.anchorcove.net

    only applicable to wacko lonelygirl15 fans.

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  4. [...] YouTube Rickrolls the World – I generally hate April Fool’s Day because it makes it impossible to read tech news for 12 – 24 hours. However, this is the best prank I’ve ever seen… [...]

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  5. [...] the hoaxes range from the desperately unfunny to the merely goofy to the silly-but-funny to the triumphantly hysterical, who can keep anything straight? Google’s various flavors alone account for more than a dozen fake [...]

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  6. [...] the hoaxes range from the desperately unfunny to the merely goofy to the silly-but-funny to the triumphantly hysterical, who can keep anything straight? Google’s various flavors alone account for more than a dozen fake [...]

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  7. That is the BEST PRANK EVAR.

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  8. I guess I’m just old and cranky, because I do not get it.

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