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December 17, 2010

Easter Egg in Google Books Ngram Viewer

Rickrolling seems to be Google's favorite prank. If you try to search for [never gonna give you up] in Google's recently launched Ngram viewer, you'll have a pleasant surprise: a YouTube video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Never gonna give you up,
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry,
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you...

{ Thanks, Federico. }


  1. Lol, in The Netherlands the vid is blocked by VEVO.

    Fail :P

  2. It's the same in Italy.
    But I see this as a feature: Vevo is kindly preventing Europeans from getting Rickrolled by Google



  3. Blocked in the UK as well, way to go Google!

  4. Love the Rick Roll. I also love European governments "kindly preventing" Internet services . . .

  5. "This video contains content from Vevo, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

  6. Sorry about that. I put that easter egg in, assuming no rightsholder would object to the dissemination of Mr. Astley's talents worldwide.

    All other Ngram easter eggs are visible everywhere.


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