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.
A Year as a Firefighter
A firefighter from Highland Park, Mich., edited the most compelling video he captured from his helmet camera in 2012 and posted it on YouTube to show people “what firefighters across the nation do every day.”
Tourists on board a whale watching boat in southern California received a special treat when about 1,000 dolphins overtook the vessel.
Today in History
On this day in history the first presidential election was held. It was 1789 and white property-owning men in 13 states elected George Washington. Washington received 69 percent of the vote. John Adams came in second and became the nation’s first vice president.