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13 Fake News Stories That Will Sum Up Your Thanksgiving Weekend (Photos)

The specifics may vary slightly from year to year, but I'm willing to assume most people's Thanksgiving weekend follows a virtually identical template: You eat too much, drink too much and remember the reasons you don't get together with your family and high school friends more often.

Having a few days off might sound great in theory, but it's not a true vacation when you have to deal with the many issues that accompany the traditional Thanksgiving activities.

I'm not a classically trained journalist by any means, but based on the articles I read online on a daily basis, that minor technicality hasn't stopped a lot of writers from trying to convince the world they are.

I figured if I was going to make a foray into "real" reporting, I should go after the kind of stories that wouldn't really have any real-world consequences.

I found the easiest way to do that was to make them up.

These things haven't happened yet, but they're probably going to this weekend.