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.
‘Sharknado 2′ on the Way
The first science-fiction phenomenon — marrying “Jaws” with “Twister” — occurred in Los Angeles and word today is that a sequel is on the way — and will be set in New York. Want more info? Go here.
Don’t Mess With Granny
Margaretta Wolf, 96, was at the register of her family’s grocery store in Wisconsin when a masked man barreled in, demanding cash. Wolf didn’t flinch and offered him Tootsie Roll candy instead, as she pointed to the surveillance camera. The thief ran, but the joke was on him. The camera wasn’t even working.
Queen Weighs In on Baby Fever
Queen Elizabeth said today that she hoped the baby — boy or girl, she had no preference — would arrive soon because she was going on vacation. She and Prince Philip are expected to leave London for the royal estate in Scotland next week.