One of Chile's most active volcanos erupted on January 2nd scaring a lot of people who live in the area. The Llama volcano in Chile's Conguillo National Park, sent a plume (cloud) of smoke nearly 12,500 meters into the air after erupting on Tuesday evening.
This greedy python in Brisbane, Australia mistook four golf balls for eggs and quickly devoured them. The golf balls had been left in the chicken coop by the owners to try encourage the hens to lay more eggs.
It takes hours of travel across sandy dunes and rocky terrain to get to one of the world's most remote music festivals. However, this doesn't seem to deter fans of Mali's "Festival of the Desert", who make the pilgrimage annually in mid-January.
Mark Zilvitis and his father Brian were skiing down a double black diamond slope at The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah when an avalanche hit them. Both father and son got buried in the deep snow. While Brian was able to pull himself out, there was no sign of Mark.
While most of us sit back and relax after a big Christmas meal, residents of Peru like to work it off with a friendly fist fight. The traditional festival known as Takanakuy or 'fighter' starts with dancing and a religious procession.