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.
Tonight’s Instant Index:
DANICA PATRICK BECOMES FIRST WOMAN TO WIN DAYTONA 500 POLE
Danica Patrick pulled off the biggest coup of her four-year NASCAR career, becoming the first woman to ever win the Daytona 500 Pole. At 196 miles per hour, she beat out 37 other drivers, including four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon.
THE FIFTH INSTALLMENT OF THE “DIE HARD” SERIES LANDS ON TOP
Bruce Willis is back on top. Willis, now 55, has changed a bit since the first “Die Hard” movie in 1988, but his fans don’t seem to mind. The latest sequel to the action packed series, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” raked in $25 million this weekend, making it number one in theaters.
A RARE GLIMPSE AT CELEBRITY ROYALTY
Fans got a rare glimpse at Jay-Z and Beyonce’s beautiful baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, in Beyonce’s first documentary “Life Is But A Dream.” A few pictures were shared shortly after Baby Blue’s birth on Jan. 7, 2012, but the family has largely kept her out of the spotlight.