I was RickRolled

I usually think I am relatively internet savvy, if I get a friend who sends a panicked mail about how Facebook is going to be closed down, I’ll usually wander over to snopes.com and send them to the relevant page.

So I was surprised when I got pull in by this headline for a blog post:

Children warned name of first pet should contain 8 characters and a digit

I thought it was an interesting, if different premise.  It was only by the time I got to the end that I finally figured out it was a joke and I had been, in my own special way, rick rolled.  Even a line like this, to me, seemed pretty reasonable:

Expectant mothers have also been advised to choose carefully where they give birth. Anywhere that has a place name is best avoided. These are listed on maps, which are freely available on the Internet.

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