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.”
Rare Blue Diamond Found in South Africa
Mining company Petra Diamonds found a rare 29.6-carat blue diamond in South Africa in the Cullinan mine, near Pretoria, the nation’s capital. In a statement, Jan. 21, 2014, Petra said it’s a vivid blue with “extraordinary” tone and clarity.
Bruce Springsteen’s Son Is a N.J. Firefighter
Bruce Springsteen’s son Sam, 20, is now a New Jersey firefighter. He graduated last week from the Monmouth County Fire Academy and his mom, Patti Scialfa, shared a photo with #ourfamilyhero.