Several bottles of well-preserved beer, along with dozens of bottles of champagne, were found onboard the 1840s shipwreck off the coast of Aaland. It has been declared "the world's oldest drinkable beer".
Credit: John Moore

Once upon a time, in land known as Norway, there were four bears who seriously wanted to party.

So they broke into a cabin stashed with booze, downed 100 cans of beer, and proceeded to "trash" the place, according to a pretty awesome SKY News account

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"They had a hell of a party in there," Borthen Nilsen, one of the cabin's Norwegian family owners told SKY. "It's almost like taken out of Goldilocks and the three bears." (In the Mirror's account, Nilsen adds dramatically, "but worse.”)

In another departure from the famous tale, there were four bears, a mom and three cubs. And it wasn't porridge they were after.

The group "went on to celebrate in the style of the boozy grizzly in the Hofmeister lager television advert," declared Britain's Mirror. Uh. OK, in other words, they had a good time. Maybe they even had their own "100 bottles of beer on the wall, take one down and pass it around" thing going on. They got wasted. Then they appear to have gotten the nibbles, because they tore through the cabin's supply marshmallows, chocolate sauce and honey, said SKY

When cabin-owning family matriarchs checked up on their little homestead, Nilsen's mother and grandmother found it pretty much "destroyed," Nilsen said, according to SKY. "The beds and all kitchen appliances, stove, oven and cupboards and shelves were all smashed to pieces."

The bears got into the 26-square foot hut in Jarfjord in Finnmarken, which lies in the country's north, by ripping down one of the cabin walls, SKY cited Norway's Finnmarken newspaper as saying. 

Bears are much more civilized when it comes to their sweets cravings in the US, with one of them leaving no trace after breaking into Colorado's Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory recently to steal toffee, chocolate-chip cookies dipped in caramel and chocolate called, "appropriately enough," cracked the Mirror, "'cookie bears.'"

Luckily for Rocky Mountain, surveillance cameras caught the whole potentially em(bear?)assing burglary: 

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