From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Comment below with the stories you’re talking about, tweet them using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.
The ‘Friends’ Ending That Wasn’t
More than 52 million people watched the last episode of “Friends” to see Ross and Rachel get back together, but the reunion almost wasn’t. In a clip from the box set that will be released in November, the producers revealed they considered not reuniting the couple, but eventually decided to give the fans what they wanted.
Board Meeting at Staples
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based group that pulls pranks and coordinates bizarre scenarios in public places. For its most recent stunt, the group held a board meeting in the office chair section of Staples. It only took a few minutes before a befuddled store manager, convinced that the group was just in the wrong building, asked the “board members” to leave.
Billionaire Donates $100 Million to Central Park
The $100 million gift by billionaire hedge fund manager John A. Paulson is thought to be the largest gift ever to a public park. The donation to the Central Park Conservancy, the private organization that cares for Central Park, will go toward capital improvements and the park’s endowment.
World’s Biggest Bra Is Up for Auction
The “mega 1,360B” bra, which adorned the ITV Tower in London in 2011 for Wear It Pink Day, can now be yours if the price is right. The bra is about the size of two tennis courts and is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. The starting bid is $796.55 and the auction runs for five more days.
‘Gangnam Style’ House
Last year, the “Party Rock Anthem” light show received more than 10 million views on YouTube. This year a different lighting company is hoping “Gangnam Style” can have the same viral success. This video currently has almost 6,000 views.
Clark Kent’s New Job
In the newest “Superman” comic, which will be released Wednesday, Clark Kent makes a career change. Superman’s alter-ego quits his job at the Daily Planet because he is disillusioned with the state of the newspaper business. “This is not the first time in DC Comics history that Clark Kent has left the Planet, and this time the resignation reflects present-day issues – the balance of journalism vs. entertainment, the role of new media, the rise of the citizen journalist, etc.,” DC Comics told FoxNews.com in a written statement. “Over the next several issues, readers will enjoy the many surprises in store for Clark, as the ‘H’el on Earth’ storyline unfolds.” “Superman” writer Scott Lobdell told USA Today that Kent would likely start his own blog, like the Huffington Post or Drudge Report, rather than look for a new job in the corporate world.