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.
Obama’s Cringe Worthy Prom Photo
Even our commander-in-chief has a cringe-worthy prom photo. Time released two photos today of a 17-year-old Obama at his prom in Hawaii in 1979 with his date, Megan Hughes, and pals Greg Orme and Kelli Allman. The four friends sipped champagne before heading to the dance and after-party. Obama was also apparently quite the sweet talker. ”You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes!” he wrote in Allman’s yearbook.
Tourists Stranded After Iceberg Picnic
Paging the National Lampoon. Four American tourists on a trip to Iceland had a novel idea. Iceland is known for its icy lagoons, so why not have a picnic and take in the scene? There they were, stranded 32 feet offshore, when trouble hit. They were setting up the table and chairs on the edge of the ice when a gust of wind set them adrift. One of them jumped ashore just in time to call the Icelandic equivalent of 911. By the time the rescuers arrived, they had finished their meal.
Derek Jeter’s Starbucks Alias
Derek Jeter is one sneaky ballplayer. The Yankees shortstop was spotted Wednesday leaving a Starbucks in New York’s Greenwich Village, but his coffee cup didn’t say Derek. “Philip” was scrawled across the white cup – so either that’s his preferred alias or, perhaps, he grabbed someone else’s latte. We checked and Philip isn’t even Jeter’s middle name. It’s “Sanderson.”