Instant Index: Swarm of Bees Delays US Airways Flight

By Jennifer Abbey

Jul 24, 2013 11:10pm

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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.

Swarm of Bees Delays US Airways Flight
Planes have been delayed for weather and for mechanical problems but for bees? That’s a new one. A US Airways flight from Charlotte to Indianapolis couldn’t move because a sudden swarm of bees had taken a tow vehicle hostage. The plane was stuck until the beekeepers arrived.

Hot-Air Balloon Floats on a Lake
Hot-air balloons are supposed to float in the air, but one in the Netherlands ended up on the surface of a lake Tuesday. Bystanders dragged 11 tourists out of the basket. There were only two minor injuries.

George H.W. Bush Shaves His Head for 2-Year-Old With Leukemia
George H.W. Bush and a 2-year-old boy won the irresistible photo of the day. When Bush noticed some of his security detail donning shaved heads in support of 2-year-old Patrick, who is being treated for leukemia, the 89-year-old former president had his shaved too. The Bushes lost their second child, Robin, to leukemia when she was 4.

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