Instant Index: Girl Scout Hoax, Winged Daredevils, and the Royal Baby

By Rachel Katz

Mar 17, 2013 11:15pm

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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? Comment below with the stories you’re talking about or tweet them to us using #InstantIndex and they could appear on World News.

Tonight’s Instant Index:

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Instant Index Update on Girl Scout Troop in Oregon

A girl scout troop in Portland, Oregon was duped out of thousands of dollars, after someone falsely ordered 6,000 boxes of cookies. Troop leaders told ABC News that they have now sold 3,000 of those boxes, after people in the community stepped up to help the troop.  ABC News aired the story last night and since then the troop has received more than 400 e-mails from people looking to buy the cookies. Cookies cannot be shipped outside of their territory, but they can be bought by those looking to help out. The troop will then donate the cookies to a local homeless shelter. If you are interested in helping out you can go to the Girl Scouts Oregon and South West Washington website, www.girlscoutsosw.org

Norwegian Winged Daredevils 

 

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The video of  two daredevils from Norway wearing wingsuits , soaring like birds over Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, has gone viral. The duo projected themselves through a small opening through two sky scrapers, before releasing their parachutes.

Kate Middleton Wants a Baby Boy

 

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While presenting Irish guards with Shamrocks this St. Patrick’s Day, Duchess Kate Middleton mentioned that she hopes to have a baby boy.  Kate also said the royal couple still does not know the gender of their baby, but that Prince William would like a girl. The couple has not decided on any names yet.

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