Instant Index: Cliffhanger Prank, Lincoln Artifacts, Shipping Container Condo

Nov 24, 2012 11:48pm

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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? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.

 

Young Woman’s Cliffhanger Prank Goes Viral

A 22-year-old woman has become a web sensation after posting a picture of herself apparently clinging desperately to the ledges of the Grand Canyon.  Rebecca Bush was actually standing firmly on a ledge as her boyfriend took the picture, though you’d never be to tell by the priceless look on her face.

What Lincoln Was Carrying the Night he was Assassinated

With the film “Lincoln,” hitting theaters nationwide, and as the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Library of Congress has put more than 200 artifacts from the time of our 16th president on display.  Included in the exhibit are the contents of Lincoln’s pockets the day he was assassinated, including two pairs of spectacles, a kerchief, and a five-dollar Confederate note.

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KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit

Early next year, Detroit will be the first U.S. city to feature a multi-family condo built from used shipping containers.  About 25 million of these units, which link together like legos and measure 20×40 feet, pass through U.S. ports each year.  It won’t be the first time the containers have been recycled, the durable and portable crates have previously been used for student housing in Amsterdam, where they form the biggest container city in the world.

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Courtesy Nat Rea

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