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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:

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