Instant Index: Oldest Voice Recording; Volcanic Lake Activity

Diane Sawyer reveals popular news stories from around the world.
3:00 | 10/25/12

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Transcript for Instant Index: Oldest Voice Recording; Volcanic Lake Activity
And now, our "instant index." Proving tonight that everything old can be new again. Starting with our quote of the day. Are you ready to listen to the oldest recording of the human voice? 1878, and a warning, don't expect surround sound. Old mother hubbard. She went to the cup board. To give the poor dog a bone. The laughter there. It's a time capsule from one of thomas edison's first phonographs. The man you hear is thomas mason, sending his laughter from 134 years ago. A picture in the news. An ancient volcanic lake on the big island in hawaii, roaring back to life. Tonight, lava rising to a record high, just feet from spilling onto the floor of the crater. And scientists are watching it carefully. And, a video, back in the news. Perhaps the most famous rendition of "happy birthday." Marilyn monroe singing to president john f. Kennedy. ♪ Happy birthday mr. President ♪ well, tonight, we have this new image. Look at it. Paint pink. It's in color. A version seen for the first time offering a new angle from the orchestra pit. It was filmed by a member of ella fitzgerald's band. The film goes up for auction next month. And we really do want to hear from you, so, tell us which pictures, people and quotes capture your imagination every day. We are reading them at abcnews.Com or tweet them to us, #instantindex.

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