Instant Index: Made In America – Safer Bats

Mar 31, 2013 11:13pm

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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.

NARROW ESCAPE FROM ONCOMING TRAIN

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a train is barreling into a station a young girl jumps on the tracks to retrieve her phone. In the shocking video, people can be heard screaming as she tries to crawl out. As the train approaches, a security guard and a good Samaritan yank her to safety just in the nick of time. The frightened girl broke down in tears after her brush with death. Let this be a lesson to all.

MADE IN AMERICA — SAFER BATS

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(Brett Barrouquere/AP Photo)

With baseball season beginning this week, Louisville Slugger is rolling out a new bat and sporting a new logo. It’s the first change to the traditional logo since 1980, but that’s not the only change to the iconic bat. The new bats are harder and made from high-grade wood to keep them from shattering.

REALLY BIG BUNNY

This bunny is back on top, regaining his title as the world’s biggest rabbit. The 4-year-old rabbit named Ralph is more than three feet long and weighs just over 52 pounds. Ralph comes from a family of monster bunnies. His mother and father were also record holders. It costs nearly $100 a week to feed Ralph and he eats all day long.

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