Happy New Year.
Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS and our first show of 2014.
My name is Carl Azuz.
We're starting off this January 6 program with a bang.
Millions of them. Cities worldwide lit up their landmarks as the clocks struck midnight, January 1.
One of the most remarkable fireworks displays was in the Middle East.
The United Arab Emirates has the world's tallest building, biggest shopping mall and now the Guinness world record for largest fireworks display.
The previous record, 77,000 fireworks in just over an hour.
The new one, 500,000 and who cares how long it took.
Of course, some folks stayed in on New Year, some were stuck inside or inside an airport due to winter weather.
Some were stuck in a ship.
A group of scientists, journalists and tourists were trapped by sea ice on a holiday cruise to Antarctica.
They have plenty of food and supplies during the ten days they were stranded, but they had to be rescued by helicopter when another ship that tried to help also got stuck in ice.
How does that happen?
You'd think that because this is a glacial environment, sea ice would move in a glacial pace.
Not the case. Roughs of ice move quickly, rushed over the sea by wind.
They can expand and grow thicker, rise and fall with the waves beneath them.
And blizzard conditions common to Antarctica even in summer, don't help.
You might remember this scene from Minnesota, when wind blew ice ashore from Mille Lacs Lake, climbing and cracking in the doors and window.
Think of the same principle and a massive frigid sea.
And you can see how a Russian research vessel en route to the Antarctic got trapped.
How Ernest Shackleton in "The Endurance" were surrounded, and how that ship was eventually crushed.
Even animals used to these conditions like the trapped whales dramatized in last year's movie "Big Miracle" are vulnerable.
Did you see that?