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Teacher Rickrolled by inspired quantum physics essay

The chorus was secreted in the column of text
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Breathing life into a very old meme, physics student Sairam Gudiseva Rickrolled his teacher in spectacular fashion, inserting every word of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up into an essay.

Getting each word to line up with the margin would be no mean feat with any piece of writing, let alone an assessment of the influence of Danish scientist Niels Bohr on quantum theory.

The student posted a picture of his submission on Twitter, with the parts that were more Astley than Gudiseva highlighted (though it's not clear whether this was the work of the teacher, or whether the Rickroll went unnoticed).

Read the essay in full here.

Perhaps the best known example of interpolating song lyrics where they don't belong came from BBC presenter Chris Packham, who over a number of years slipped Smiths' song names into episodes of Springwatch.