Instant Index: Soccer Match Heats Up as Scoreboard Catches Fire

By Rachel Katz

Apr 29, 2013 12:06am

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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.

SOCCER SCOREBOARD CATCHES ON FIRE:

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Image credit: YouTube/Michael Saad

As fans in Ohio waited to watch the Columbus Crew, an Ohio’s Major League Soccer club take on D.C. United, they looked up and realized the scoreboard in the Columbus Crews’ stadium had caught on fire. The game was delayed for nearly an hour and fans were evacuated from the stadium until firefighters could put the flames out. The Columbus Crew went on to win the game.

KILLER WHALES ACTING LIKE A PLAYFUL DOLPHINS: 

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Image credit: Youtube

As a couple was boating off of the coast of Mexico, they encountered a pod of Orca whales trying to have some fun. The whales, playing as if they were dolphins, began jumping in and out of the boats wake. According to the couple, the whales were about eight inches away from the boat. They said the whales seemed like they were looking right at them, as surfed in and out of the waves.

FRUSTRATED CHINESE HURDLER:

A hurdler competing in the Chinese University Games, which showcases the best of Chinese youth, did not seem to preform his best, after he barreled through all of the hurdles in the race. Having problems getting over the first two hurdles, the athlete decided to ram through the rest of them, pushing towards the front of the pack. While doing so, he manged to fall into another competitor, disrupting the rest of race. In the end the athlete fell, got back up, and finished in 5th place.

 

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