Oregon Legislators Rickroll Colleagues
April Fool's Day prank goes viral
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2011 8:35 AM CDT
Updated Apr 16, 2011 6:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – From Oregon, a lesson in April Fool's Day pranks, viral videos ... and bipartisanship: A group of 12 state lawmakers managed to "Rickroll" their colleagues last year, by slipping the lyrics to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" into speeches they made on the House floor. Put the clips together, and voilà, you get the above video. It was released on April 1, but went viral this week, the AP notes, attracting 1.1 million views to date.