Instant Index: Roll Cloud Seen in Virginia

By ABC News

Sep 17, 2013 9:27pm
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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 and they could appear on World News.


Roll Cloud Seen in Virginia
An astonishing sight stunned families in Virginia. It was a roll cloud, basically a horizontal tornado that looks like a giant rolling pin. It’s caused by a witch’s brew of wind, cold air and warm moisture. Unlike a twister, this just brought some rain.

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                                          (US NWS Baltimore/Washington/Facebook)

Secretary Offered Theater Role After Viral Dance Video
Ellie Cole, a secretary on her way home from work, was captured on camera breaking it down and the video has gone viral. Today, Cole, a former theater major who was forced to drop out because she couldn’t afford tuition, realized her dream.  A professional theater group saw the video and offered her a role. Cole says she is flattered and humbled.

Brad Pitt: Wedding Crasher
Brad Pitt crashed a wedding in England last weekend, snapping photos with the newlyweds. The groom spotted Pitt at the hotel where the couple’s wedding reception was about to start. When he told his new bride, she thought it was a joke. Turns out Pitt was in town shooting a movie. One eyewitness said the wedding guests went wild when the  49-year-old actor crashed the party.


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