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.
Don’t Blame the Beer
A new study released today from the University of California Davis could be a reality check for anyone who’s been trying to work off their beer gut. In the study, researchers said beer bellies are a myth and calories from beer don’t specifically target your gut. So beer isn’t to blame, but don’t tell Homer Simpson.
Seeing-Eye Dog Hero
A yellow Labrador retriever named O’Neil proved why dogs are man’s best friend. Training to become a seeing-eye dog, O’Neil was guiding two trainers down a street in San Rafael, Calif., when a driver accidentally hit the gas. As the car barreled down the sidewalk, O’Neil tugged the two humans to safety. Looks like O’Neil officially earned his stripes as a guide dog.
The Tiny Surfer
A dad gave a minisurf lesson recently in Waikiki, an oceanfront spot in Honolulu. Chase, 3, grinned with delight as his father, Jacob, started paddling them forward to catch a wave. Jacob helped his son stand up. With his hands shaking, he reached out for dad and the ride was a success. A tiny surfer was born, and with a quick high-five, the father and son went back for more.