Instant Index: A Modern Day Mary Poppins and a Miracle Baby

Mar 4, 2013 12:09am

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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.

 

 

A Spoon Full of Sugar:

Can you guess who inspired this skydiver?

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Image credit: Mashable.com

That’s not Mary Poppins. Eric Roner wanted to see if he could pull off her signature trick by jumping from a hot air balloon with a patio umbrella. He filmed the whole thing and it actually worked for about ten seconds. Then the umbrella flipped inside out and he begins to free fall. Have no fear… He had a back-up parachute.

 

 

Miracle Baby: 

Scientists in Mississippi this evening are reporting that a baby born with HIV appears to have been cured. A baby who is now 2 and half years old has been off medications for a year now and remarkably has no signs of infection. ABC News will have more on this story as it develops.

 

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