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CNN Predicts The End Of Days! Reports An Asteroid Will Destroy Earth, Then Adds — Just Kidding!

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Oh CNN… what's happening over there??

LOLz, we like to tease those over at the world's oldest and most well-respected cable news network, but this time they really screwed the pooch!

Most folks celebrated the extra-long holiday weekend with delicious food, extra naps, and perhaps a frosty adult beverage, but avid readers of CNN.com were perhaps not quite so lucky!

That's because the online new outlet published a user-submitted article stating that a huge friggin' asteroid was headed straight for the Earth and there was a 49% chance mankind would be wiped out in approximately 27 years.

The story, which ran for over 24 hours, warned:

"…Astronomers have placed the odds of an impact at 1 in 2.04, which is by far the most unprecedented risk ever faced to humanity, let alone from asteroids. Such an impact could potentially end civilization as we know it."

Civilization is ending?!?! What?! It's time to stock up on bottled water, Spam, and 27-years-worth of oil-based lubricants because we're not going down without a… Wait… It's just a false alarm!

As it turns out, CNN's online news story was bogus!!!

It was a hoax article that slipped by the crack team in charge of CNN's iReport desk… and managed to stay on their previously trusted news site for over 24 hours.

Phew, everyone will be fine after all! Well, maybe not everyone. The copy editors at CNN.com might be sending out resumes soon.

We're just happy so few folks take CNN seriously anymore, otherwise more people might've reacted like the world really was ending! We shudder to think what could've happened!

All eyes are on you, Wolf Blitzer. Step up your game!

[Image via CNN.com.]

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4 comments to “CNN Predicts The End Of Days! Reports An Asteroid Will Destroy Earth, Then Adds — Just Kidding!”

  1. newsanchor says – reply to this


    OR, this article is actually true, & to avoid worldwide chaos, they are now claiming that this article is false. Of course CNN withdrew the article, if an asteroid is to hit the Earth, what good is it to warn people when they can not do anything about it….better just to claim the article is false so people don't panic.

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    my co-worker's sister-in-law makes $68 every hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her paycheck was $16610 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Look At This,,,,,,,,, WWW.WORKTIN.ℂOM

  3. lilly clark says – reply to this


    Amen @Newsanchor, my bf posted about a satellite that has been in space for 50+ years and asked NASA what it was all about…. They ended up deleting his post. I think there's just a lot of information out there that most people couldn't handle.

  4. attheendalotwillburn says – reply to this


    "10The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. 11The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter."

    Is that this supposed asteroid is the wormwood of the bible? I don't know and I don't care… Because one day, something is going to fall on us, and it will be Divine justice which will be accomplished.
    Once more the vast majority of the blasphemers of a perverse generation will disappear from the Earth, as it was this generation of men at the time of Noah.