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.
Olympic Winner to High School Swimmer
After winning four gold medals in London, 17-year-old swimmer Missy Franklin has decided to pass up big endorsements and not go pro. Instead, she will enjoy some quality high school time as she swims for her school’s team.
On the Run
A zebra and pony were seen running through a Staten Island parking lot this morning. “I was sitting at my desk at about 9:20 when I saw a zebra and pony run back and forth across the street, almost getting hit by a car,” Zachary Osher, who took video of the animals, told the Staten Island Advance. “About 30 seconds later, I saw two men in dark black suits carrying lassoes running across the street.” The animals were eventually captured and returned to a nearby shelter.
Best Photos of 2012
Agence France-Presse has announced its pictures of the year for 2012. Click here to see more incredible photos.
Bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail, 24, insists that his 31-inch arms are the result of training and a strict daily diet that consists of 7 pounds of protein, 9 pounds of carbohydrates and 3 gallons of water. However, skeptical of the authenticity of Ismail’s arms, Guinness World Records is conducting research to decide whether he will be recognized as a world record holder.