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  • Kids Reacting to a Walkman Might Make You Feel Old

    Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now1 day ago

    The evolution of portable music players dates back to 1979, when Sony created the first Walkman. The name of the device alone might elicit memories of your first cassette purchase or a former workout routine. After all, according to Time, the number of people who said they walked for exercise increased by 30 percent between 1987 and 1997.

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    Walkman players now seem ancient by almost any standard; the last cassette version we could find was made in 2003. Sony carried the franchise into portable CD and MP3 players, but eventually Apple and other phone manufacturers took over the market. Fast-forward to 2014, and there is now a whole generation of kids who have no recollection of or association with the term.

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  • Time-Lapse Video Shows Girl Growing Up From a Baby to a Teenager

    Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now1 day ago

    Time-lapse videos that involve inanimate objects can pique curiosity. But those clips that involve humans, or rather a single human, always seem to gain a lot of popularity on the Internet.

    Such is the case for a video uploaded last Thursday by Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester. His YouTube post is titled "Portrait of Lotte - 0 to 14 years in 4 min." In the clip, Hofmeester's daughter Lotte grows up before our very eyes.

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    "I filmed my daughter every week, from birth up until she turned 14 years old [and] then made this time lapse edit," the filmmaker wrote in the video's description. It is currently closing in on a million views.

    The time-lapse begins when Lotte is a baby, and spends the first 25 seconds on clips from the first year of her life. Lotte is moving in most of the clips, either laughing or talking to her dad off-camera. At 2 minutes and 10 seconds, Hofmeester switches to a more full-color look, as we see Lotte change hairstyles, switch between eyeglasses, and begin to wear braces.

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  • 'Burger King Baby' and Birth Mom Bond Over Common Traits

    Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now4 days ago

    As someone who was adopted, Katheryn Deprill knew that a part of her was missing. She could never have imagined that she would have so much in common with that missing link.

    Deprill first made headlines in 1986, when she was abandoned in a Burger King restaurant in Pennsylvania just a few hours after her birth. Last month, the Allentown, Pa., native returned to the news when she posted a Facebook message in hopes of finding her biological mother.

    "Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th, 1986," a note she held in the photo read. "She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this."

    Cathy Pochek and her husband did see it and immediately contacted their lawyer to coordinate a meeting. Yesterday, the two appeared for the first time in public on the "Today" show.

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