On top of Old Smokey, all covered with cake
But his birthday didn't go as planned. Yogi, Boo-Boo, Baloo and Gentle Ben sang “Happy Birthday” and brought in a cake with 70 burning candles. But Smokey, horrified by the conflagration, beat the cake with his shovel, doused the fire with a pail of water, then stirred the ashes until it was cold.
Short stack, please, extra butter: Vermont is the latest state to consider legalizing recreational marijuana. Its Legislature has asked the governor to study fiscal and other impacts of such a move.
On the plus side, legalizing marijuana is expected to double the sales of Vermont maple syrup.
Don't know much about history: On this day in 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.
Joan declined to attend the ceremonies, still miffed at how she was treated at a church bonfire almost 500 years before.
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