On Dec. 31, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI arrives to pray in front of the nativity crib in Saint Peter's Square after celebrating the Vespers and Te Deum prayers in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. AFP PHOTO / FILES / ANDREAS SOLARO
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here's a look at what's trending today on the web!
Vatican goes into slo-mo until a new pope is picked
Pope Benedict has become the first pope in 600 years to step down, but he went out in fashion.
The pope took a helicopter to the papal palace near Rome. As bells tolled, two Swiss Guards standing at attention at Castel Gandolfo shut the thick wooden doors shortly after 8 p.m.
His departure leaves the church in unprecedented limbo as it struggles to move beyond clerical sex abuse scandals. His replacement will be selected at a gathering of the College of Cardinals.
Earlier, in final tweet as pope, Benedict said: "Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the (center) of your lives."
Dennis Rodman: Kim Jong Un is a 'friend for life'
Our next story is two people you probably didn't expect to be trending today, or at least not together--former NBA all star Dennis Rodman and North Korea's president Kim Jong Un.
Rodman is there as part of a documentary about North Korea for HBO. A delegation spokesman said former NBA bad boy met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang telling him, "You have a friend for life."
The two sat court side at an exhibition match that featured three Harlem Globetrotters playing with professional North Korean basketball players. It's known that Kim Jong is an avid NBA fan.
After the game, which ended in a 110 to 110 tie, the whole crew went over to the North Korean leader's place and had a dinner feast with drinks.
One of the film's producers tweeted out it was like a 10 course dinner, and that the drinks were pouring long into the night.
World's Most Insane Rope Swing Ever!
Adrenaline junkies, if skydiving or jumping off a huge cliff into water is not enough, don't worry. A new extreme outdoor adventure has been created. It's called Canyon Rope Swinging-- a 400 Ft swing off the side off a mountain.
Would you take a 400ft swing off the side off a mountain?
The video, which was posted online just two days ago, already has around a million views.
They actually shoot the rope across the canyon with a bow and arrow to secure it to the other side so they can create the swing.