The North Pole is usually abuzz with activity this time of year, but the South Pole was rocked by a "drunken Christmas punch-up," between two men in a remote research station at the bottom of the world. The Guardian reports both men—one with a broken jaw—were airlifted out when US Antarctic headquarters found out about the booze-fueled brawl.
“There's no indication of the cause or of the background between the two folks,” said a spokesman for the US Antarctic program. Emergency medivac flights to the South Pole are extremely rare given often hazardous weather conditions; one of the most dramatic was the 1999 midwinter flight of a woman doctor who had developed breast cancer. (Read more fight stories.)