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  • 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.

    The 44-year-old mother shed light on why she abandoned her daughter in such a hasty fashion. Pochek said she

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  • The popularity of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" has transcended to viral videos involving animals. In 2012, a video was uploaded to YouTube of a cat meowing the show's theme song. With the show now back for its third season, we have a compilation of goats bleating to the theme song.

    Spanish comedy site Marca Blanca produced the video, titled "GAME OF GOATS (Game of Thrones Goat Version) #GOaT." Get it? G-O-T and G-O-A-T. Anyway, the mash up stars the Internet's most famous goats and a few sheep. All of the clips are edited to sound like each animal is bleating a different part of the song. Marca Blanca used the show's actual open to start the video and put the theme in there to back the goats. The clip ends with a custom "Game of Goats" graphic.

    Goats and sheep that bleat like humans plus "Game of Thrones" clearly equals an Internet home run. The video, which was uploaded on Wednesday, already has over 1.1 million views. Maybe you are thinking, "You have goat to be kidding me,

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  • Actor Jackie Chan turned 60 years young on Monday. An artist celebrated the stuntman's birthday in a way Chan could have never imagined.

    Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname "Red," paid tribute to the actor with an incredible portrait made of 64,000 chopsticks. It took her about a month to conceptualize the work, gather the pieces, and tie them together for the final project.

    "Jackie has used chopsticks during his kungfu scenes in a few movies like the Fearless Hyena and Karate Kid," Yi explained on YouTube of her reasoning behind her choice material. "I used disposable bamboo chopsticks to show that disposable materials can be reused and made into something else more meaningful and beautiful."

    Yi presented the final piece to Chan in Beijing during a special concert held for his birthday on April 6. The actor returned the favor by co-starring in a video with the artist online. In the YouTube clip, which also shows off the portrait, Chan and Yi get into their own

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  • "Selfie" is a word that has only found itself more deeply embedded in our pop culture vernacular in 2014. Certainly electronic dance music duo the Chainsmokers have played a role in this with their hit song simply titled "Selfie." Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, which has been retweeted more than 3 million times, helped the cause as well. But now iStrategyLabs is putting a new twist on the word with its latest invention.

    "S.E.L.F.I.E.," the company says, is an acronym that stands for "Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine." Still a work in progress, the product is a two-way mirror that snaps a photo of you.

    "Triggered by simply standing in front of the mirror and holding a smile, hidden LED's indicate a countdown, then simulate a 'flash' as your photo is taken," iStrategyLabs' Margot Mausner wrote on the developer's blog. "The photo is then automatically posted to Twitter (with a watermark/logo)."

    A webcam and Mac mini sit behind the two-way mirror and serve to power the camera and

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  • Father Ray Kelly does not say your average Irish Catholic Mass. The priest from Oldcastle, Ireland, is a trained singer who is working on his third album. Thanks to YouTube, the world is now becoming familiar with his singing voice.

    Kelly presided over the wedding of Chris and Leah O'Kane last weekend. He surprised all of the guests, and the bride and groom, by breaking mid-Mass into a stunning rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The priest even changed the lyrics to reflect the occasion and the couple.

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    "We had the rehearsal on Thursday evening, and at the end I said, 'Sure maybe I'll sing a song for you myself,'" Kelly recalled to BBC Radio. "Leah grinned and said, 'OK, sure,' but I don't think she was taking it too seriously."

    She was not, as the couple was surprised when the opening notes played and the priest began singing his version of the 1984 classic. The song has been covered by hundreds of performers and used in TV, singing competitions, and

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